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Weather alert: Lows in the 60s heading to Miami, but first some storms

A cold front making its way south should arrive in South Florida Tuesday afternoon, pounding the region with heavy thunderstorms and high winds. Ideal weather should follow, with highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.
A cold front making its way south should arrive in South Florida Tuesday afternoon, pounding the region with heavy thunderstorms and high winds. Ideal weather should follow, with highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Bloomberg News

More storms with heavy rain, high wind and possible flooding are expected Wednesday in South Florida before ushering in a beautiful South Florida Mother's Day weekend.

On Tuesday afternoon, a flood advisory was issued for South Miami, Pinecrest and east Kendall after heavy rain soaked the area, according to the National Weather Service. The advisories were lifted by 6 p.m.

Meteorologist Robert Molleda said heavy rain also drenched Northeast Miami-Dade near the Golden Glades interhcange, North Miami Beach and Aventura.

At about 4:45 p.m., the National Weather Service reported that radar showed what looks to be a water spout over Biscayne Bay east of Deering Estate.

By late Wednesday, the cold front should clear out and in its wake leave near ideal conditions for celebrating moms: sunshine with highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s, said Larry Kelly, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

“Once the front pushes through Wednesday night, this weekend looks absolutely beautiful,” Kelly said.

The front should also bring some much-needed rain to the coast despite the wet winter. April has so far received below-average rain, he said.

The front may also be one of the last of the seasons. Cold fronts typically start to peter out by May, Kelly said, although this winter was relatively warm.

Around the nation, temperatures were six degrees Fahrenheit above average — March was the fourth warmest in 122 years worth of records kept by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Locally, area weather stations recorded some of the warmest Aprils in decades: Fort Lauderdale had the 10th in 31 years; Hialeah recorded its 15th warmest in 68 years; Homestead saw the eighth warmest in 23 years; and Everglades National Park tied its seventh-year record for the last 49 years.

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