Flood Watch issued through Saturday evening for Miami-Dade, Broward counties

A Flood Watch was issued Wednesday for a portion of Southeast Florida, including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

According to the National Weather Service, two to four inches of rainfall is possible over the next few days with localized amounts of 6 inches or more in some areas.

Excessive runoff may result in the flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations, the NWS reported.

The next round of soaking storms will come Saturday afternoon as temperatures climb to near 90 degrees. Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties remain under a Flood Watch through Saturday evening.

Pop-up showers are expected to ramp up from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, but showers will slowly start to fizzle out after 8 p.m.

Sunday gets off to a mostly dry start-- though a few early showers may not be completely out of the question, especially near the Keys. Be prepared for afternoon showers and thunderstorms to develop.

Regarding Tropical Storm Arlene, it is expected to weaken as it moves southward over the Gulf of Mexico.

Flooding may also occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

As Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties remain under a Flood Watch through this evening, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokeswoman Erica Benitez shared a Flood Safety message, which you can watch below.

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Ryan Mackey is our newest digital journalist at WPLG. He is New York born and South Florida raised.

Betty Davis is the chief certified meteorologist for Local 10. She provides weather forecasts for South Florida Monday-Friday during the 4, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.