A Soggy Summer Solstice
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MIAMI (CBS4) – It’s going to be a wet couple of days across South Florida thanks to a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean packed with abundant tropical moisture.
Tuesday night into Wednesday morning downpours lead to slick conditions on the road and some minor flooding. By 9 a.m., parts of Miami-Dade and Broward had picked up 1 to 2 inches of rain; Key Largo had received over 3 inches.
CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez said rain chance remains high for the rest of the week due to a low pressure trough in the Northwestern Caribbean which the National Hurricane Center is tracking. This cluster of showers and storms has a low potential, a 20% chance, of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours as it moves slowly Northwestward into the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico.
This wave will continue to pump in moisture across South Florida and keep the atmosphere moist and unsettled, possibly through the weekend. Heavy rain is also likely across the Cayman Islands, Cuba and the Bahamas.
Highs will remain in the low 80s Wednesday due to the cloudy, soggy weather. At 7:09 p.m. we will experience the Summer Solstice in which the sun will arrive at its northernmost point in the sky. The Summer Solstice heralds in a season change; summer officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere.