Expect the rest of the week to be stormy, soggy and thoroughly unpleasant.
The National Weather Service is issuing a flood watch from 11 a.m. Thursday through Saturday morning for vast swaths of South Florida, including coastal areas of Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and inland.
The watch alert, which indicates a potential for flooding, predicts heavy rain up to four inches or more could swamp roadways and, in highly affected areas, cause some building flooding in low-lying regions. Scattered thunderstorms are also expected in the region.
The deluge draws from a tropical disturbance off Florida’s coast and is expected to dump rain on South Florida for the rest of the week as it continues to move north.
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Tropical Storm Harvey, churning through the southwestern Gulf, is also expected to affect land in the next few days. Forecasters say the storm is likely to rapidly intensify into a hurricane by the time it hits the Texas coast sometime Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Texas Gov. Gregg Abbot declared a state of disaster Wednesday ahead of the storm, and storm warnings have been issued throughout the coastal counties in the state.