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Flood advisory issued in Miami, as heavy downpour soaks South Florida

The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a flood advisory for western parts of Miami-Dade County. The weather service said just after 3 p.m. that up to 2 inches of rain had fallen in a 30-minute span and that more was expected.
The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a flood advisory for western parts of Miami-Dade County. The weather service said just after 3 p.m. that up to 2 inches of rain had fallen in a 30-minute span and that more was expected. hcohen@miamiherald.com

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.”

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.

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The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a flood advisory for western parts of Miami-Dade County. The weather service said just after 3 p.m. that up to 2 inches of rain had fallen in a 30-minute span and that more was expected. National Weather Service Miami

“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.

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