Flood Advisory for Miami-Dade Until 8:15 A.M.

Record rainfall at Miami International Airport Wednesday

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    Chief Meteorologist John Morales discusses the prospects for more heavy rain in the coming days. (Published Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013)

    A flood advisory was in effect for Miami-Dade County until 8:15 a.m. Thursday as heavy rains soaked the area late Wednesday and early Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

    Kendall and Pinecrest had been expected to see more flooding in Thursday's early hours, the agency said.

    RAW VIDEO: Flooding on Kendall Drive

    [MI] RAW VIDEO: Flooding on Kendall Drive
    Kendall Drive near the Dadeland Mall was swamped by rain Wednesday night, as this video by NBC 6's Brandon Launerts shows. (Published Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013)

    The latest advisories followed a day and night of surprisingly heavy rains in South Florida on Wednesday.

    A total of 9.05 inches of rain fell in Pinecrest at the intersection of Southwest 63rd Avenue and 120th Street.

    Officials said The Falls received 8.43 inches of rain. The National Weather Service said it had received reports of water entering structures in The Falls area due to the persistent rains.

    A total of 4.55 inches of rain was recorded at Miami International Airport, setting a new record for Oct. 2, the National Weather Service said.

    A flash flood warning for east central Miami-Dade lasted until 12:30 a.m., and a small stream flood advisory for the same part of the county concluded at midnight. The flood advisory included the cities of South Miami and Kendall. Between 6-8 inches of rain had fallen within six hours in some places, the National Weather Service said.

    Thunderstorms remain likely on Thursday, when there's a 50 percent chance of rain. Conditions should be partly sunny.

    In the northwest Caribbean, an area of disturbed weather is hanging around and moving westward. There is some chance for development in the next day or two as it moves towards the Yucatan peninsula.

    While development is not imminent, it is likely this wave will open the gates to more moisture across the area, so a stormier forecast will be in store through Saturday.

    Out in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Jerry was downgraded to a tropical depression Wednesday night, with maximum sustained winds at 35 mph.

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