Broward County

Deluge floods parts of South Florida, but drier weather ahead for Tuesday

Harding Street and North 64th Avenue was impassable Aug. 28, 2017, because of heavy rains.
Harding Street and North 64th Avenue was impassable Aug. 28, 2017, because of heavy rains.

Relentless rain Monday afternoon lefts parts of South Broward and Northeast Miami-Dade with pockets of severe flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

The heavy downpours were expected to leave four to five inches of rain, blocking some roads, said Ian Lee, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

A flash flood advisory was in effect until 9 p.m. for Miramar and Pembroke Pines.

Hollywood police tweeted a picture Monday of two intersections shut down because of standing water.

The rain is the “southern fringe” of a tropical system that is expected to make its way to the Carolinas in the coming days and drenched South Florida over the weekend.

Collier County has also experienced severe flooding caused by the same system.

Lee said Tuesday’s weather should return to South Florida’s normal pattern of storms in the late morning to the early afternoon.

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