Miami-Dade County

With heavy storms approaching, a flood watch has been issued for South Florida

A pedestrian jumps over a flooded street on Miami’s Brickell Avenue as heavy rains come down hard on Oct. 5.
A pedestrian jumps over a flooded street on Miami’s Brickell Avenue as heavy rains come down hard on Oct. 5. cmguerrero@elnuevoherald.com

With heavy storms approaching with the tropical system heading for Cuba, the Keys and South Florida, a flood watch lasting until 4 a.m. Sunday has been issued for Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties by the National Weather Service.

This means there’s the potential for flooding in the areas under watch.

The heavier flooding is expected to be during the Saturday night-Sunday morning rains expected to last from 8 or 9 p.m. through the predawn hours.

“Showers and thunderstorms with periods of heavy rain are expected today and tonight, which may lead to flooding,” the flood watch announcement reads. “Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches will be common, with isolated amounts around 6 inches possible.”

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David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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