Most of the severe storms that pummeled parts of South Florida throughout the day had subsided by late Wednesday, but forecasters expect the rain to return by the late morning on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
“Thursday is going to be a lot like today,” said David Ross, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Homestead, Florida City, Leisure City and other pockets of Miami-Dade had hours of unrelenting rain Wednesday, forcing a flood advisory for most of the county. Parts of Broward County also were getting strong storms. Damage was reported in Deerfield Beach, but the National Weather Service said it was not a tornado, just strong winds.
By 9 p.m., Leisure City reported over 7 inches of rain, Ross said. There were also reports of dime-sized hail and some flooding.
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And while the rain should calm down overnight, it will probably return in short order. Ross said for the Thursday morning commute there was only a 10-20 percent chance of rain, with that increasing throughout the day.
“It’s going to be a wet few days,” Ross said.