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Grab the umbrella, rain expected to pound South Florida this weekend

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MIAMI – For those South Florida residents who have been praying for rain to water their brown-ish lawns, your prayers are expected to be answered this weekend.

A large area of disturbance near the Bahamas is moving west and could be a big rainmaker for Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties.

The system is not expected to form into a tropical system, but heavy rains could cause flooding in certain parts of South Florida. 

If your weekend plans include being outside, like at the Fort Lauderdale Air & Sea Show or Cinco de Mayo festivities, make sure you bring along umbrellas and raincoats.

While a bit unusual to find a formation this large so early in the year, it's not rare as the 2018 Hurricane Season is set to begin on June 1.

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