Flooded streets on 62nd avenue and NW 7th street in Miami
South Floridians hoping for a respite from Friday’s downpours are out of luck this weekend, as scattered rain and thunderstorms stick around through Saturday evening and into Sunday. The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory Saturday afternoon for parts of Broward County, where three inches of rain had already fallen with more expected.
It is a particularly stormy start to Florida’s summer rainy season, which the National Weather Service announced began this week.
The Weather Service reported there might be heavier showers with occasional thunderstorms Saturday, and parts of South Florida reported seeing several inches of rain Saturday morning. In Miami-Dade, showers and thunderstorms are possible in the evening and after midnight, according to the Weather Service. The flood advisory for Broward, which lasted until approximately 3:15 p.m., warned residents of minor flooding in areas including Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Oakland Park.
The Weather Service also issued two flood advisories Friday for parts of northeastern and east-central Miami-Dade County. The two flood advisories, stretching from Hialeah, Miami and Miramar down to South Miami, Kendall, Coral Gables and Pinecrest, preceded flooding on several streets and a brief shutdown of Northwest 7th Street from 61st to 72st Avenue, according to NBC6.
Friday’s rainfall also nearly broke a 1930 record, after Miami International Airport reported more than five inches of rain that day.