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April 15, 2013

Heavy rains in South Florida swamp roads, spur urban flood advisory

South Florida is under an urban flood advisory as heavy rains cover the region. The advisory is in effect until 2:15 p.m. Monday.

South Florida is under an urban flood advisory as heavy rains cover the region. The advisory is in effect until 2:15 p.m. Monday.

Flood-prone areas, including Northeast Miami-Dade and Miami Beach, should take note, according to the National Weather Service.

At noon Monday, three to four inches have been recorded along I-195 and two to three inches in Miami Beach. Storms are redeveloping over Biscayne Bay, with the possibility of more rain in Miami Beach.

Streets are flooded near at I-395 at the Biscayne Boulevard exit in downtown Miami near the Arsht Center.

Forecasters expect thunderstorms all afternoon and into the evening. A few could become severe, with gust 40-60 mph, quarter-sized hail, heavy rainfall and street flooding.

Tuesday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies.

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