The Thanksgiving holiday weekend has gotten off to a messy and wet start Wednesday across much of South Florida. The rain is in front of a strong cold front that will usher in a steep drop in the temperature Wednesday night.
Relentless rains fell from the skies Thursday evening creating a soggy mess in many South Florida neighborhoods.
The opening of the new northbound SR 826 ramp to NW 25th Street was postponed.
Residents of southwest Miami-Dade are saying ‘rain, rain, go away’ after getting soaked on Wednesday. The National Weather Service said Miami received five and half inches of rain which set a record for the day. The old record was about three inches set back in 1936.
Flooding plagued parts of South Florida Wednesday after record rains left areas of Southwest Miami-Dade soaked.
Lt. Col. Tom Greco of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says water levels in the lake are falling because of drier conditions in August.
Tropical Depression 10 has formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico.
The sun may be shining early in the day Friday, but don’t be surprised if you need that umbrella before the end of the day.
Heavy rains have soaked South Florida at an above-average rate for the past couple months and Lake Okeechobee, a usually shallow lake, has swelled to almost 16-feet.
With record-rainfall soaking many parts of Florida over the last few months, the water levels in Lake Okeechobee have risen to nearly 16-feet.