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Flood Watches Issued for South Florida

Heavy rains have Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties on notice for flooding



    Web Weather Forecast - 9:00 a.m. - October 8th, 2011 Photo: twitter.com/BettyYuTV (Published Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011)

    A flood watch has been issued for Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties until Sunday evening as severe storms move through the area.

    Already, flash flood warnings have been issued in for central Miami-Dade's Homestead, Redlands, Florida City, and Naranja areas until 8:30 p.m. Saturday night. NWS expects 1-3" inches of rain on top of 3-5.5" already fallen, with street flooding already occurring.

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    The National Weather Service says South Florida could see additional flash flood warnings issued if severe weather continues.

    Forecasters say heavy rainfall could lead to potential significant street and structural flooding throughout the coastal tri-county area, and minor flooding in ow-lying areas is possible across the interior of South Florida.

    There is also a slight risk of severe thunderstorms over Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and mainland Monroe Counties, which would bring winds of up to 60 mph, occasional lightning strikes and hail.

    Forecasters say a risk of tornados may develop Saturday night.

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