Broward County

July 18, 2013

Rainfall may ease a bit but weekend outlook still soggy

This rainy week continues, as storms let up a little Friday only to worsen Saturday.

Rainfall will likely ease a bit Friday, but sunny South Florida is expected to continue to be soggy in an especially rainy month.

Despite a forecast of intermittent rains, Friday’s weather won’t be quite as violent as the storms that hit the area Thursday, said David Bernard, chief meteorologist at WFOR-CBS4.

“There will be a better mixture of sun and rain,” he said.

The forcast for Friday is partly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Bernard said the heavier rains would likely be in the early part of the day.

“But it’s so hard to tell this time of the year,” he added.

The weather will take a turn for the worse just in time for the weekend.

“The storm is going to increase again Saturday as a tropical wave approaches,” warned Bernard.

This has been a particularly wet week, causing flooding, heavy traffic, car accidents and increased stress for commuters throughout the area.

Thursday’s storms put parts of South Florida under several inches of rain, as much as eight inches in Hialeah.

Both Miami-Dade and Broward counties have exceeded historical averages for rainfall in July this year.

Updates on the weather can be found at weather.herald.com throughout the day.

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