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.
The average start date for the rainy season is today, May 20th, and starting this afternoon through the middle of the week South Florida will see plenty of rain.
A wet and messy morning greeted South Floridians as plenty of rain soaked the area. The rain came from a short wave of energy moving in from the Gulf of Mexico that took the showers and thunderstorms with it into the Atlantic waters, but the rain isn’t done with the area just yet.
Another round of storms slammed South Florida overnight and during the morning hours with tons of lightning, gusty winds and torrential downpours due to a low pressure system over the Panhandle.
A dry and quiet start across South Florida will transition into showers and thunderstorms in the late afternoon to early evening courtesy of a low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico and a frontal boundary.
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