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Afternoon rains moving across South Florida

The skies are clear for now, but showers coming from the west might put a damper on your commute home.

After torrential rainfall on Monday night, Tuesday started out rain free. Some flooding is still affecting the interior of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, according to the National Weather Service.

After 2 p.m., storms from the west will be pushed toward the coast, bringing in rain again. There were weather-related outages reported in Coral Gables that slowed traffic at four different intersections at around 12:30 p.m. All but one on the intersection of Granada Boulevard and Bird Road were restored by 2:35 p.m. by Florida Power and Light.

Forecaster Evelyn Rivera said thunderstorms will be scattered from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach County Tuesday afternoon. However, a high pressure wave will create drier conditions starting Wednesday.

On Monday night, record rainfall thrashed over Fort Lauderdale, where three inches of rain was reported. There were even two reports of hail in Hialeah — in one case, nickel-size, and in the other, penny-size.

“Some areas experienced flooding,” Rivera said. “Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, and Hialeah were some of the areas that experienced standing water.”

An average two inches of rain fell over Miami-Dade and Broward, and the rain is expected to continue until the weekend where some sunshine awaits.

“It will get better,” Rivera said. “Lots of sunshine for the weekend.” Tuesday’s temperatures will reach the upper-80s and low-90s. The evening’s lows will be in the mid- to upper-70s.

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