Heavy rains dampen South Florida roads

 <span class="cutline_leadin">Wet walk:</span> A woman walks along Hollywood Boulevard during an early afternoon rain shower on Monday.
Wet walk: A woman walks along Hollywood Boulevard during an early afternoon rain shower on Monday.
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Heavy rain fell on South Florida on Monday, a pattern that will continue the rest of the week.

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory Monday for southeastern Broward and northeastern Miami-Dade counties. Up to three inches of rain had fallen in some areas when the flood advisory was issued. It was lifted in the afternoon.

A “hazardous weather outlook” for the rest of the week warns of a high risk of rip currents along the Atlantic beaches, a chance of thunderstorms and large waves.

The rip-current risk, which poses treacherous swimming conditions, is in effect through Wednesday evening.

Monday’s heavy rains brought flooding near the Aventura Mall, at Northeast 191st and 180th streets at Biscayne Boulevard. The deep water stranded several vehicles.

Those intersections were the only reported flooding Monday, said Bob Ebaugh, a specialist with the National Weather Service in Miami-Dade.

Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky also said that he had not heard of any commuting or traffic problems as a result of heavy rain. Even so, FHP reported more than the usual number of crashes on major highways, including Interstate 95 in North Miami-Dade.

Ebaugh said the weather is nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year. There is a 30 to 40 percent chance of rain the rest of the week.

“It looks like rainy season has definitely arrived,” he said.

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