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Weather alert: Flood watch in effect in South Florida until Saturday

South Florida will see rain on Thrusday and Friday and possible through the weekend.
South Florida will see rain on Thrusday and Friday and possible through the weekend.

The rain is back. (Not that it really left).

After a series of deluges on Thursday, Friday is shaping up to be even soggier.

South Florida started off wet with storms early Thursday and stayed soggy much of the day before afternoon storms picked up in intensity. And more rain is coming Friday and the weekend.

So much rain that a flood watch is in effect until Saturday morning for much of Miami-Dade and Broward.

“We’re going to remain very unsettled,” CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez said, citing a stalled front making for a “juicy atmosphere.”

At afternoon commute time, a funnel cloud and thunderstorm moved over Hialeah, with rain affecting North Miami-Dade, according to the National Weather Service. Strong storms also moved over the Keys, with heavy rain, lightning and wind gusts.

Rainfall across South Florida “may exceed five inches” through Friday, the weather service said.

The chance for rain was set at 80 percent for Friday, 70 percent Saturday and 50 percent Sunday, according to the weather service forecast. Temperatures will dip a bit Friday morning to the low-70s.

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