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April 29, 2013

Flash flood warning lifted in Miami-Dade

A flash flood warning was lifted by the National Weather Service around 4 p.m. for East-Central Miami-Dade.

At 2:30 p.m., the weather service radar indicated slow-moving thunderstorms with heavy rain across the area.

More than six inches of rain has fallen so far Tuesday in some areas and an additional three inches are expected.

Areas expected to see flooding include Coral Gables, South Miami, Miami International Airport, the University of Miami and Westchester.

The greatest risk of flooding, according to the weather service: west of U.S. 1, east of State Road 826 and south of State Road 836.

Landings and departures were delayed at the Miami airport during the peak of the storms.

Scattered rain and isolated thunderstorms will continue to intensify through the afternoon, according to the weather service. Heavy downpours and lightning are expected.

The wet pattern will repeat through much of the week.

Tuesday calls for more storms Tuesday night with possible gusty winds, hail and heavy rain. Highs will be in the low- to mid-80s.

If you brave the beach or a boat, beware the moderate risk of riptides.

Similar weather is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.

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