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Heavy Rains Flood Streets, Drench South Florida

The National Weather Service in Miami said more heavy rainfall possible Wednesday

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South Florida streets flooded Tuesday following several days of heavy rains and thunderstorms, with more afternoon storms in the forecast for Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Miami issued flood watches in parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties that were set to last into Wednesday night.

Rains reached record levels at locations across Miami-Dade and Broward.

MIami International Airport picked up 7.40” of rain Tuesday, shattering the old daily rainfall record of 3.50” set back in 1905.  The monthly total now sits at 18.88”, more than 14” above the amount of rain we would typically pick up month to date.

In Hialeah, fire crews responded to several vehicles trapped in water on Okeechobee Road Tuesday. No one was injured on scene.

Record rainfall hit Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach over the holiday weekend, NWS posted on Twitter. West Palm Beach received 6.20 inches of rain, and Fort Lauderdale had 6.13 inches.

Angie Lassman has your First Alert Doppler 6000 Forecast for Wednesday.

We are looking at a dry start Wednesday with yet another round of afternoon storms. Storm chances drop a bit on Thursday and even more Friday before they pick up a bit yet again by the second half of the weekend and into next week. 

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