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It’s been raining and raining. Is there an end in sight?

A cyclist rides his bike on a stormy Monday in Coconut Grove. The pattern of all-day rain will likely stick around for a few days, according to the National Weather Service. But there is potential that drier air coming from the Bahamas will have Tuesday looking a bit better. The rain chance in Miami is 30 percent and 20 percent in Broward.
A cyclist rides his bike on a stormy Monday in Coconut Grove. The pattern of all-day rain will likely stick around for a few days, according to the National Weather Service. But there is potential that drier air coming from the Bahamas will have Tuesday looking a bit better. The rain chance in Miami is 30 percent and 20 percent in Broward. cmguerrero@elnuevoherald.com

South Florida’s summer rainy season as gotten off to an unusual start — all-day rain instead of just the typical afternoon storms.

And that pattern — a combination of high pressure over the Atlantic and low pressure high in the atmosphere — will likely stick around for a few days, according to the National Weather Service.

But potential drier air moving in from the Bahamas may help break the pattern.

“It could bring us a little closer to normal,” said Robert Garcia, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

On Monday, more than an inch and a half of rain had fallen at Miami International Airport. While that doesn’t break a record, Garcia said it is still pretty significant. He said typically storms develop in the afternoon and produce quick hits of rain, not a full day of rain.

Garcia said if the drier air pushes through, Tuesday may look a little better. The rain chance in Miami is 30 percent and 20 percent in Broward.

“I wouldn’t put away the rain gear just yet,” he said.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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