Miami Breaks Rainfall Record

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Sunday afternoon turned soggy again as showers swept parts of Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties in the afternoon.

CBS4 meteorologist Jeff Berardellis said deep tropical moisture and a southerly wind resulted in tropical downpours this weekend across many parts of South Florida.

On Saturday, 3.35 inches of rain was recorded at Miami International Airport which broke the old record of 2.35” set in 1984. Both Saturday and Sunday started with some sunshine but during the afternoon numerous storms have developed. The storms have been most prevalent in central and also western parts of the metro area near the Everglades. The coast has seen little if any rain due to the protection of the east coast sea breeze.

Storms will continue on and off through Sunday evening hours. Tropical moisture will gradually thin from early week into midweek. However some storms are still likely especially in the afternoon through Wednesday. By late week drier air will move in giving us more sun and less storms.

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