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The rain isn’t leaving Miami this week, so get used to it

Last Friday, South Florida streets, including the aptly named Waterford Avenue, flooded under heavy rainfall. The rainy weather will be back this week.
Last Friday, South Florida streets, including the aptly named Waterford Avenue, flooded under heavy rainfall. The rainy weather will be back this week. cmguerrero@miamiherald.com

The gloomy weather last weekend will be sticking around this week.

Expect heavy rain, and lots of it, and possible storms and flooding across South Florida, according to the National Weather Service.

Beach plans may have to be moved to next week as Monday’s 60 percent chance of rain increases to 70 percent Tuesday. Thursday may offer a bit of a break, when the rain chance drops to 40 percent before bouncing back up to 70 percent on Friday and into a wet weekend.

A high of 87 degrees and slight breeze will turn into Wednesday morning thunderstorms with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. The heat will persist into the weekend, with a low of 78.

If you plan on attending the Miramar’s Caribbean-American Heritage Month celebration on Saturday at Perry Park Wellman Field, bring umbrellas with your blankets. If you brave the rain, enjoy live music by artists like Jamaican groups Inner Circle and Pos-C Famafia Rockaz as well as food vendors and activities for children.

The weather will be slightly better Sunday in time for Vizcaya Village’s open house. Drag on some rain boots for the free guided tour of the Village as the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens celebrates its centennial year.

Ralph Crawford from the Florida Division of Forestry said the rain will assist in efforts to tamp down flaring forest fires that have spread from Pensacola to the Keys. While new fires have sparked because of lightning from thunderstorms, Crawford said large fires have decreased because of the rain.

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