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Weather alert: Heavy rains and flooding swamp South Florida

Miami Herald Staff Report

Heavy rains and some flooding are reported in South Florida.
Heavy rains and some flooding are reported in South Florida. Miami Herald File

Heavy rains are pounding South Florida early Wednesday and southeastern Broward was under a flood advisory.

Already, street flooding is making for a messy commute in Northeast Miami-Dade, including the Ives Dairy Road corridor and Biscayne Boulevard near Florida International University.

Some areas have recorded more than two inches of rain as morning rush hour continues.

“It’s pretty much raining throughout South Florida,” said CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service in Miami-Dade. Highs will rise to a steamy 86 and the lows overnight will drop to 73.

Storms, accompanied by wind gusts and heavy lightning, will move in and out throughout Wednesday. 

But drier weather is on the way — and so is cooler temperatures.

On Thursday night and early Friday morning, forecasters expect a drop to the mid- to upper-60s. Friday and Saturday will be mostly sunny.

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