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Mother’s Day washout with significant rainfall for parts of South Florida

3-to-6 inches of rain possible in the Florida Keys

Rainfall will range as low as 1" near Fort Lauderdale to 6" in parts of the Keys.
Rainfall will range as low as 1" near Fort Lauderdale to 6" in parts of the Keys.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The wet Mother’s Day many were fearing arrived, in full-force.

Sunday saw rainfall in parts of the Florida Keys surpass three inches, and it came with Flood Advisories. Marathon smashed the previous daily rainfall record, with well over 2.5″.

More rain will spread across the area tonight, with again the highest amounts likely for the Keys. Some spots may pick up as much as 4-6″.

Farther north in Miami-Dade and Broward, widespread, light-to-moderate rain will continue Sunday night, and even Monday morning, with occasional breaks.

Residents will have to watch out for embedded heavy downpours that could sit over the same area, bringing a chance we could still see isolated areas of flooding.

While the rain made a washout for Mother’s Day, the area is in desperate need of it. Severe drought has spread from the Everglades into Miami-Dade County with no rainfall reported until this recent storm system.

A large wildfire in the Everglades has burned nearly 30,000 acres and continues with no containment. These rains will be a big help for firefighters.

While Monday morning could still see backside showers, most of the wet weather will break up by afternoon. Tuesday looks nice with drier air in place.


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