MIAMI (CBS Miami) – Dark skies and a large area of rain coming from the Atlantic Ocean will impact South Florida.
More drenching rains are likely as a few thunderstorms and widespread showers/downpours move into the area.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible from the Keys to Broward County.
Doppler radar showed rain extending for several miles offshore of South Florida, Wednesday morning, and the rain will continue into the afternoon eventually dissipating from south to north.
Wednesday’s rain chance remains at 80 percent.
Hourly rainfall rates have been as high as two inches per hour in some areas of Broward County according to the National Weather Service.
Remember, don’t drive on roadways with water of unknown depth. It’s best to seek an alternate route.
Much of the rain will move across the southern portion of Florida Wednesday morning, but more rain is likely in the afternoon.
Computer models show the wet pattern will continue through Thursday, then hotter and drier weather will move into the region for the weekend with the best chances of thunderstorms showing up near inland communities.
Cloudiness will continue to bring gloomy skies to South Florida Wednesday afternoon.
Easterly winds between 10 and 15 mph will hold steady Wednesday and lead to a high risk for rip currents at east coast beaches.
On the water, easterly winds will reach 15 to 20 knots with seas at 4 to 5 feet.
Highs Wednesday will reach the mid 80s with night time lows in the mid 70s.
Thursday, clouds will continue to stick around with rain chances high again at 70 percent and high temperatures expected in the mid 80s.