Heavy rains track in South Florida as flash flood warnings are in effect – NBC 6 South Florida
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As severe weather sweeps through South Florida on Wednesday, the ongoing threat of major flooding remains.
A flash flood warning is in effect Wednesday for most of metro Miami-Dade and Broward counties as heavy bands of rain move through the region.
The warnings were extended until six o’clock on Thursday morning. Forecasters said between 2 and 4 inches of rain fell in Miami-Dade, and between 2 and 5 inches in Broward, with additional amounts of 1 to 4 inches expected, and they urged residents to stay home if they don’t need to. To be out on the roads.
Weather safety tips amid flooding across South Florida
A flood watch remains in effect until mid-morning Thursday when many locations could see more than 10 inches of rain.
The National Weather Service said a hurricane warning was issued for the Florida Keys on Wednesday morning, before another was issued for the Middle and Upper Keys on Wednesday evening until 6 p.m. The weather service said the warning was issued after a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado occurred near Lower Matticumbe Key, or near the eastern end of the 5th Channel Bridge, moving northwest at 10 mph.
Some drivers were stranded for hours Tuesday after heavy rain flooded several streets in Broward County. NBC6’s Nico Clemons reports
Rainfall will intensify overnight with most of the rain moving out of here by midday Thursday.
Wind is a story as well. Wind speeds can reach 40 mph or more, and that means problems on the beaches and on the water.
We are under a storm warning where seas could reach 10 feet as well as a high surf warning calling for 6-10 foot waves on the beaches. Furthermore, there is a high risk of drafts in effect until Friday.
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