South Florida

Weather alert: Week starts off wet; more rain expected Thursday

Early Monday radar.
Early Monday radar.

Back to reality for South Florida after Thanksgiving weekend. Back to work. Back to school.

And, on Monday, back to rain.

The week started with showers throughout the region. Aventura. Miami Lakes. Pembroke Pines. Miami Beach. Downtown Miami. Doral. Pretty much everywhere.

Roads got slick and crashes in Miami-Dade and Broward delayed the morning commute for many.

“Waking up to some rain,” CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez warned viewers.

Showers washed ashore from the Atlantic because of an upper low in the Caribbean and moving west across South Florida early Monday, Gonzalez said.

But the sogginess won’t last for long. By Tuesday, forecasters expect drier weather.

After Monday’s 40 percent chance of rain, the number drops to 20 percent on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

But the rain chance spikes again Wednesday night and Thursday, with a 50 percent chance in the forecast.

The week is getting off to a warmer start. Monday’s early morning temperatures were in the mid-70s, with a high near 80 expected. A similar patter is expected through the week.

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