Tropical Storm Nicole over South Florida

  • Yifan Zhang, 17, loses his sandal as he runs in the rain between classes at the University of Miami on Wednesday, Sept. 29. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Students at the University of Miami venture out in the rain in between classes on Wednesday, Sept. 29. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Students at the University of Miami venture out in the rain in between classes on Wednesday, Sept. 29. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Lester Goodman, 19, walks past a line of royal palm trees at the University of Miami in between classes on Wednesday, Sept. 29. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Students from Carver Middle School. Tomas Henao, 12, and his mom, Ana Henao, depart from school on Wednesday, Sept. 29. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Students from Carver Middle School depart in the rain. At center is Leslie Bosson with her sister Anai Gressier, 11, on Wednesday, Sept. 29. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Cars go through the flood caused by Tropical Storm Nicole at 17th Street in Miami Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 29. DAVID SANTIAGO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Cars go through the flood caused by Tropical Storm Nicole at 17th Street in Miami Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 29. DAVID SANTIAGO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • A surfer takes advantage of bigger waves at Haulover Beach Park in Miami Beach as a Tropical Storm Nicole heads toward South Florida on Wednesday, Sept. 29. DAVID SANTIAGO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • A quick wave of thunderstorms swept along Southwest Eighth Street in front of Versailles restaurant as much of South Florida was placed under a tropical storm warning on Tuesday, Sept. 28. PEDRO PORTAL / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • A Miami Dade College student covers up due to the constant rain on Wednesday, Sept. 29. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Students at Miami Dade College's downtown campus take cover under rain gear and umbrellas on Wednesday, Sept. 29 as Tropical Storm Nicole approaches. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • The skies were dark as commuters drive with their lights on during the morning rush hour on I-95 southbound on Wednesday, Sept. 29. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • A woman takes off her shoes to exit her car on the left due to flooding on the parking curb as passersby cover up from the constant rain on Wednesday, Sept. 29. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Low-flying clouds streak over downtown Miami as a tropical storm approaches from Cuba on Wednesday, Sept. 29. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • A man in downtown Miami uses a garbage bag to cover up from the constant rain on Wednesday, Sept. 29. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Waiting at the bus stop at 15th Terrace and West Ave. for the Miami Beach Local are, from the left, Veronica Wade, Khalilah Camacho, Dilyana Deyanova, and Tatiana Mainardi, all heading in to work. Rain and early morning flooding, caused by a tropical storm, made their bus 20 minutes late. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The rain and wind did not stop this Miami Beach resident from a morning walk along the beach at First Street, heading north on Wednesday, Sept. 29. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Alexandra Andrews, 20, of Key Biscayne, resting after surfing with friends at First Street Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 29. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Thorsten Becker, right, makes a video of surfers at First Street Beach while his twin sons, Jason and Justin, 5, enjoy the wild surf brought on by a tropical storm on Wednesday, Sept. 29. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Two people carrying umbrellas walk through the light rain falling caused by Tropical Storm Nicole in Miami Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 29. DAVID SANTIAGO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Marcos Sanchez, of Kendall, was lured by the report of a tropical storm to surf along South Beach, where the rain and wind picked up the surf on Wednesday, Sept. 29. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Traffic was snarled along I-95 southbound lanes between Fort Lauderdale and Miami as heavy rains lashed South Florida due to Tropical Storm Nicole on Wednesday, Sept. 29. CHARLES MOSTOLLER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Traffic at the Florida Turnpike entrance and exits at Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines on Wednesday, Sept. 29. WALTER MICHOT / MAIMI HERALD STAFF

  • Traffic at the Florida Turnpike entrance and exits at Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines on Wednesday, Sept. 29. WALTER MICHOT / MAIMI HERALD STAFF

  • Two students arrive at Miami Shores Elementary School as Tropical Depression 16 pours rain in South Florida on Wednesday, Sept. 29. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Richard Zahoris, a crossing guard at Oakland Park Elementary, wears his wet weather gear as children arrive on Wednesday, Sept. 29. JOE CAVARETTA / SUN SENTINEL

  • Clouds move over the downtown Miami skyline as a tropical depression heads toward South Florida on September 28, 2010. CHARLES MOSTOLLER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Nick Shockley and Valerie Tucci carry their leftover pizza as they walk down Los Olas Boulevard in the rain. A tropical storm warning is in effect for South Florida. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Ellen Morgan-Stern, Terry Pereza, Clarence Foster and Sue Stugaras walk down Las Olas Boulevard toward the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art in the rain on Tuesday, Sept. 28. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A truck drives westbound on Sheridan Street early in the morning on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Much of South Florida was placed under a tropical storm warning Tuesday. WALTER MICHOT / MAIMI HERALD STAFF

  • As rain clouds move in over the bridge on the Rickenbacker Causeway leading out to Key Biscayne, a woman runs past a rain-splattered window along Brickell Bay Drive before the heavy storms arrive Tuesday, Sept. 28. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Fishermen cast their lines off the South Pointe Pier on Miami Beach late afternoon Tuesday, Sept. 28., despite the gathering clouds. CHARLES MOSTOLLER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • An unidentified bicyclist rides through a heavy downpour on Ocean Drive as a tropical depression heads toward South Florida on Tuesday, Sept. 28. CHARLES MOSTOLLER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Kevin Ashworth of Stuart, Fla., fishes off the South Pointe Pier as a tropical depression heads towards South Florida on Tuesday, Sept. 28. CHARLES MOSTOLLER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • An unidentified pedestrian covers himself from the rain on Ocean Drive as a tropical depression heads toward South Florida on Tuesday, Sept. 28. CHARLES MOSTOLLER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • As rain clouds move in over the bridge on the Rickenbacker Causeway leading out to Key Biscayne, two women run past a rain-splattered window along Brickell Bay Drive before the heavy storms arrive on Tuesday, Sept. 28. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Dark skies cover Miami Springs as a man runs through the rain in the afternoon on Tuesday, Sept. 28. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Storm clouds are seen over the Miami skyline as South Florida comes under a tropical storm warning Tuesday, Sept. 28. JOE RAEDLE / GETTY IMAGES

  • A surfer takes advantage of bigger waves as a tropical depression heads toward South Florida on Tuesday, Sept. 28. CHARLES MOSTOLLER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • An SUV lost control during a rain shower on the eastbound lane of the MacArthur Causeway on Tuesday, Sept. 28. AL DIAZ / AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A funnel cloud is spotted in South Dade off the Florida Turnpike as a storm begins to move through in the afternoon on Tuesday, Sept. 28. COURTESY OF RAY OROZCO

  • A funnel cloud was spotted in South Dade off the Florida Turnpike as a storm began to move through in the afternoon on Tuesday, Sept. 28. COURTESY OF RAY OROZCO