MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It was a very wet and messy Monday across South Florida. Ft. Lauderdale picked up 4.86 inches of rain, breaking the old record of 2.04 inches set back in 1981; Miami received 3.96 inches of rain; and West Palm Beach picked up 6.73 inches of rain.
Because the ground is so saturated and additional rain is expected throughout the day; a Flood watch has been issued through 10 pm tonight for coastal Miami-Dade county.
According to the National Weather Service, a few areas picked up nearly nine inches of rain since yesterday and today we could see an additional one to two inches of rain with isolated higher amounts.
The storm chance remains high today because there’s still plenty of moisture around and there’s an upper level low around Northeast Florida that will help keep the atmosphere juicy and unsettled.
There were already some heavy downpours in the morning and storms will likely develop again this afternoon into the evening hours with the heating of the day and all of the moisture in place.
Wednesday, we continue with a good chance of storms. Highs will soar to around 90 degrees Thursday and Friday with mostly afternoon storms.
A weak front sweeps through by the end of the week and some drier air may move in behind it just in time for the long holiday weekend. Temperatures will drop slightly with just a few spotty showers Saturday and Sunday.