By Dave Warren

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Periods of rain will continue for South Florida Monday night along with a few gusty thunderstorms.

Deep tropical moisture has moved in and will remain overnight feeding storms that continue to develop over the area and to our west, moving east with the breeze over the metro areas.

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Although not expected to be as heavy or widespread as earlier Monday, any additional rainfall may cause additional flooding or take longer for current flooded streets to drain.

The heaviest rain amounts came in from Broward County. Radar estimated between two and four inches of rain fell between Pembroke Pines and Oakland Park in inland areas.


In addition to the heavy rain, wind damage was reported around Indian Ridge Middle School near 595 and Nob Hill Road.

A weather sensor there recorded a 73 mph wind gusts with a thunderstorm just before noon Monday. Roofs were damaged and tree limbs snapped as a result of these strong winds.

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The rain began to break up a bit in the afternoon but now storms which developed over Cuba have moved into the Keys after crossing the Florida Straits.

A few more storms are possible this evening as they hold together and move north through the mainland. Additional rainfall will quickly lead to urban and street flooding due to the now saturated ground.

Slightly drier air moves in Tuesday lowering the coverage of storms, but not eliminating them. With a little more sunshine, temperatures will get warmer, something that may lead to storm development again in the afternoon. Gusty downpours and frequent lightning are possible with these storms. Flooding is also possible given additional rainfall will be on rain soaked ground from Monday’s storms.

Stay alert for any weather related warnings or advisories. The area will have a chance to dry out by the end of the week with the arrival of some Saharan Dust and the return of the southeast breeze. Both work to limit showers or push stronger thunderstorms inland towards the Gulf Coast each afternoon.

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CBS4 meteorologist Jennifer Correa contributed to this report.

Dave Warren