MIAMI (CBS4) – Parts of South Florida logged record rainfall on Tuesday.

At Miami International Airport, a rain gauge recorded 2.33 inches which broke the old record of 1.49 inches. In parts of Coral Gables more than eight inches was reported which is more rain than we would expect in the entire month of April, according to CBS4 meteorologist Jeff Berardelli.

As we start May, the soggy weather will continue – at least for the next couple of days. A stalled front over South Florida, deep tropical moisture and a slow moving upper level low over the Gulf of Mexico are combining forces for a wet stretch.

The upper level system will gradually move to the East and be over South Florida Saturday. So that means through Saturday there will be lots of clouds and humidity, with limited sun. And each day there is a high likelihood of showers and storms, with some localized flooding possible.

Berardelli said they are also watching the whole area around Florida and the Gulf of Mexico for the slight possibility of “sub” tropical development. There are no signs of this now but there is a small chance it could occur. Regardless, it doesn’t change the forecast much. Either way expect soggy and stormy weather through Saturday with some improving weather Sunday.


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