After heavy downpours, flood advisory canceled

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Now that most of the stormy weather has subsided, an urban flood advisory has been canceled.

There's still a chance scattered showers and storms will pop up this evening, but South Florida can expect a little more sun on Friday, the National Weather Service in Miami said.

Earlier today, storms produced about 1 to 3 inches of rain, causing some street flooding, leaving low-lying areas are underwater and making for a slow morning commute.

“It was a mess,” said Seth Eisenberg, an attorney who drove from Plantation to Boca Raton on the Sawgrass Expressway this morning. “The road conditions were extremely poor, the visibility not great.”

The stormy weather arrived as the region was still drying out from Hurricane Isaac, which produced 6 to 10 inches of rain across South Florida in late August. Some pockets, such as western Palm Beach County, received more than 17 inches.

This morning's rains were the result of tropical wave that formed overnight east of the state and moved west, said meteorologist Andrew Kennedy of the National Weather Service in Miami.

Because of 15 to 20 mph winds along the coast, there is a high risk of rip currents at the beaches today. The risk likely will remain high through the weekend, the weather service said.

Local airports reported only minor delays because of the rain. Florida Power & Light reported about 900 customers lost power in the three-county area.

"It’s a typical Florida rainy day, and we're doing our best to restore power as quickly as possible," said FPL spokeswoman Marie Bertot

Friday's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly in the afternoon.

Tropics:Tropical Storm Nadine was approaching hurricane strength in the Central Atlantic on Thursday. It poses no threat to land.

 

 

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