Thursday Will Stay Soggy, Friday Will Be Better
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MIAMI (CBS4) – While meteorologists may describe Thursday’s weather ‘mostly cloudy with a 100 percent chance of showers’, South Floridians and tourists alike describe it as ‘yucky’.
A stalled out Christmas cool front is the focal point for our locally heavy rain; some areas have seen close to 5 inches of rain over the last 24 hours.
As of 11:40 a.m. Thursday morning, Miami International Airport had recored 3.13 inches of rainfall for the day. That was more than five times the 99-year old record amounty of .60 inches set back in 1914.
These showers with heavy rain at times are moving fast and starting to wind down. However there is more action showing up on CBS4’s RealTime Doppler radar off shore. With the current set-up, we will likely continue to see showers with off and on heavy rain throughout the day.
Some isolated flooding is possible. Miami-Dade County will most likely see the brunt of the rain, according to CBS4 meteorologist Michael Smith.
There will be peeks of sunshine mixed in with this off and on wet weather. Friday will be better. The forecast calls for partly sunny conditions with a 20 percent chance of showers. Saturday will be much the same.
On Sunday, expect a few more clouds with an increase in the rain chance.
A cold front, which will dry things out and turn things noticeably cooler, is forecast to arrive on New Year’s Eve with morning lows dipping into the upper 50s and highs in the mid 70s.