Miami-Dade County

Weather alert: 80 percent chance of rain Wednesday will pave way for glorious, cool Thanksgiving

It’s going to be ugly outside before it gets beautiful.

This tells the quick story: 80 percent chance of rain Wednesday, with wind gusts of up to 20 mph.

"It's raining all across South Florida, a shield of rain" CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez said.

"Persistent, consistent and annoying," she told viewers.

Some roadways are starting to flood from the all-night and early morning rainfall, and several accidents are reported on the Palmetto Expressway and I-95.

But after Wednesday ... (cue heavenly music here) ... the clouds will part and the cool will come — paving way for a glorious Thanksgiving Day, forecasters say.

Take that, you frozen people across the nation.

South Florida will be mostly clear Wednesday night with a low of 55 and then sunny on Thursday with a high of 72.

No snow. No ice. Just a sweet breeze in paradise.

“A big holiday cool-down,” Gonzalez said.

Thursday night will cool down to 66, with the clouds returning Friday.

Rip current advisories are likely to be in effect the rest of the week, and forecasters are suggesting substitute activities (mall, anyone?) for dips in the ocean.

So as you’re sloshing around town buying those last-minute holiday goodies, just remember this: Wednesday’s rainy pain will be Thursday’s sunny gain.