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Flood Watch Issued For Soggy South Florida

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It’s a soggy day in South Florida, and slick roads are causing plenty of accidents on the highways.

The early morning thunderstorms woke many people up and scattered showers continue to sweep from the Southwest towards the Northeast. Some areas have already received 2 to nearly 3 inches of rain.  And wet weather is expected to drench South Florida throughout most of the day.

A flood watch has been issued for all of South Florida through midnight.

The culprit is a low-pressure system that’s bringing plenty of deep tropical moisture across South Florida.

Two to four inches of rain could fall in some areas with locally higher amounts.

Saturday will not be as stormy and more of a transitional day as some of the moisture begins to move out and the rain chance decreases to 40-percent.

Sunday the rain chance goes down to 10-percent courtesy of drier air moving in but with the wind flow out of the West, that will help to heat us up to the low 90s.  By early next week some areas may even heat up to 93 degrees.

Friday, June 1st also marks the first day of the 2012 hurricane season which will run until November 30th.

The Atlantic Season has already gotten off to a quick start with Tropical Storms Alberto and Beryl forming during the Month of May. This is the first time since 1908 that two tropical cyclones developed before June 1. The next name on the list is Chris.

The NOAA Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast calls for 9 to 15 named storms, 4 to 8 hurricanes, and 1 to 3 major hurricanes.

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