South Florida’s summer rainy season as gotten off to an unusual start — all-day rain instead of just the typical afternoon storms.
And that pattern — a combination of high pressure over the Atlantic and low pressure high in the atmosphere — will likely stick around for a few days, according to the National Weather Service.
But potential drier air moving in from the Bahamas may help break the pattern.
“It could bring us a little closer to normal,” said Robert Garcia, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
On Monday, more than an inch and a half of rain had fallen at Miami International Airport. While that doesn’t break a record, Garcia said it is still pretty significant. He said typically storms develop in the afternoon and produce quick hits of rain, not a full day of rain.
Garcia said if the drier air pushes through, Tuesday may look a little better. The rain chance in Miami is 30 percent and 20 percent in Broward.
“I wouldn’t put away the rain gear just yet,” he said.