Amid heavy rains on Saturday, the National Weather Service in Miami has issued a flood advisory for West Miami-Dade County.
In its announcement just after 3 p.m. Saturday, the weather service warned that up to 2 inches of rain had fallen in the county within a 30-minute span and that the continued downpour would lead to “flooding and ponding of water on canals, streets underpasses, and other low lying areas.”
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The advisory, in effect for stretches of Miami-Dade from Hialeah Gardens down through Kendall and Homestead, is scheduled to last until 6:15 p.m.
The weather service put out a “significant weather advisory” around 2:30 p.m., saying that strong thunderstorms were impacting areas of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and that wind gusts over 45 mph and small hail were possible.
“Afternoon thunderstorms are likely over interior areas Sunday through Tuesday, with a chance of thunderstorms continuing for the remainder of the week,” the NWS said in its “hazardous weather outlook.”
There is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday and into next week, with those percentages increasing to 30 percent on Monday night, the NWS said.