Miami-Dade County

Rain should ease for afternoon commute

Rain soaked West Flagler Street Friday October 24, 2014.
Rain soaked West Flagler Street Friday October 24, 2014. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

A wet, windy and dreary Friday morning should give way to drier conditions across South Florida by the afternoon, clearing the way for a really nice weekend.

The National Weather Service issued a significant weather advisory for Miami-Dade County that was set to expire at noon as a low-pressure front pushes across the region.

Forecasters weren’t expecting widespread flooding, but slick roads and street ponding made for a challenging morning commute. The drive home Friday should be better.

The rain was already tapering off by mid-morning, with the exception of South Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys, where rainfall was estimated in some spots at two to four inches.

It was also a bad day for boating or beaching. There was a high risk of rip currents along the coast and gusty winds in the mid-20 mph range and up. The winds were expected to ease starting Friday evening.

Forecasters expected more sunshine and little chance of rain by Saturday, with highs in the low 80s and nightly lows in the low to mid-70s across much of Miami-Dade and Broward counties. It will remain a bit breezy on Saturday but turn beautiful and balmy on Sunday.

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