MIAMI (CBS4) — Thursday got off to a wet start with steady rain and heavy downpours in some areas across South Florida. Mother Nature added insult to injury since some roads are still flooded from all the rain the past few days.
A High Wind Warning is in effect for coastal Miami-Dade and Broward until 6 p.m.
A Flood Watch remains in effect for most of Miami-Dade County until 8:00 p.m. due to the standing water in Doral, Sweetwater and surrounding communities and the potential for scattered storms throughout the day.
There is a potential for more flooding Thursday.
The storm chance remains high due to deep tropical moisture to our South and East associated with a trough of low pressure the CBS4 Storm Team is tracking in the tropics.
The elongated area of low pressure extends from the Northwestern Caribbean across Western Cuba and in the Florida straits. The National Hurricane Center said this disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms has a low chance, a 20% chance, of developing into a Tropical or Subtropical Cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves Northeastward across the Bahamas and into the Southwestern Atlantic ocean.
Currently, the system lacks a well-defined center of circulation and upper level winds and environmental conditions are not expected to be conducive for significant development during the next day or so.
Regardless of development, where this area of moisture ends up will determine how stormy it will be across South Florida on Friday and into Memorial Day weekend.
Some of the models currently indicate the moisture moving to our East Friday into Saturday and that would mean a mix of warm sun and some spotty storms. The moisture could move back towards South Florida Sunday into Monday increasing our chance for storms for the second half of the holiday weekend.
Highs will remain in the upper 80s the next few days.