MIAMI (CBS4) – Torrential rains Sunday afternoon into Monday morning have left parts of South Florida a soggy mess.

Showers and storms have dumped four to eight inches of rain across much of Miami-Dade and Broward counties. CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez said on Sunday Ft. Lauderdale broke a record with 3.48 inches of rain.  Both counties are under a Flood Watch until noon.

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Gonzalez said Monday morning we should see conditions improving a bit but the damage has been done and since the ground is already saturated. Severe flooding across the region has led to slick and dangerous roads and highways where cars have stalled out and are still stranded in spots. If you are unable to detect the depth of the flood waters, it will be best to avoid driving through.

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Because of our moist atmosphere and a frontal boundary lifting to the North, Monday’s weather will continue to be a bit unsettled. Trick or treaters may encounter a few showers or a spotty storm, so along with a bag for candy they may want to bring an umbrella or a rain poncho.

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As the front lifts to our north, we should start to see an improvement and Tuesday we should start to dry out, cool down slightly and see the return of the sun, said Gonzalez. Tuesday’s high temperatures will be in the upper 70s with less humidity and pleasant breeze.

Lissette Gonzalez