Sunday afternoon turned soggy, just like Saturday, as showers and heavy storms swept across Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties.
In Coconut Grove, about 800 Florida Power & Light customers along Sevilla and Anastasia Avenue lost power due to “heavy weather,” according to FPL spokesman Neil Nissan.
The outage occurred around 4:50 p.m. and crews were working Sunday night to restore power. A small section of Malaga Avenue was also affected.
In Plantation, along Peters Road and Southwest 71st Avenue, 1,300 customers lost power due to a lightning strike. FP&L said 90 percent of the customers had their power restored within an hour, with crews Sunday night working on the remaining customers.
Meanwhile, Saturday’s rain broke a record. The National Weather Service said 3.35 inches of rain was recorded at Miami International Airport, breaking the old record of 2.35” set in 1984.
Afternoon rain showers will continue Monday and Tuesday. By late week, drier air will move in bringing an end to the storms.