Flood Warning on Friday – NBC 6 South Florida

A flood warning for the region remains in effect through Friday after severe storms hit South Florida earlier in the week, dropping more than a foot of rain in some areas, flooding homes and stranding cars.

You can find all weather warnings here.

The downpours arrived Tuesday and continued into Wednesday, causing flight delays at two of the state's largest airports and leaving vehicles stuck underwater on some of the region's lowest-lying roads. On Thursday, travelers tried to salvage their plans while residents cleared away debris before the next wave of rain arrived.

The National Weather Service warned that even small amounts of rainfall could hit waterlogged areas and cause flash flooding on Friday before the region can recover.

How much rain is left and when will it arrive?

Overall, South Florida could see another 2 to 4 inches of rain, and even more in some places.

On Friday there could be isolated showers early in the day, followed by further thunderstorms around midday and afternoon.

However, by the weekend and early next week, the probability of rain will decrease significantly. Although the probability of rain is still at 30-40%, the probability of widespread flooding will be significantly lower.

In which areas was the rainfall highest?

Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Wilton Manors, Miami Beach and Miami Shores all received over 12 inches of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, while North Miami, Hollywood and Hallandale all received over 19 inches of rain over the same two-day period.

The cities with the highest rainfall in South Florida since Thursday are:

  • North Miami: 20.43 inches
  • Hollywood: 19.10 inches
  • Davie 17.97: inches
  • Miami 13.65: inches
  • Wilton Manors: 12.95 inches
  • Fort Lauderdale: 12.84 inches

How much damage is there?

Due to the storms, several North Miami residents were forced to abandon their cars as the water destroyed their only means of transportation and entered numerous homes throughout the city.

Samantha Suarez, a resident of North Miami, found her home several inches under water.

“I really hope this is a sign of concern to the city. They need to work on their sewer and storm system because until that is fixed, the city of North Miami is going to continue to have this problem,” Suarez told NBC6 on Thursday.

At least one person in North Miami had to be rescued from their vehicle when it became stuck on a flooded street.

In addition, dozens of vehicles were abandoned across Hollywood on Wednesday night after becoming stuck in floodwaters.

They blocked roads and driveways throughout the Atlantic Shores community. Hollywood police worked with towing companies to initially get them all to one location before towing nearly three dozen away Thursday afternoon.

Future forecast

The rain is not over yet. This weekend could be wet for some.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, warm and humid with isolated thunderstorms. Chance of rain is 40%. Highs will be between 30 and 35 degrees. Southerly winds will be 8-16 km/h.

Sunday: Partly cloudy with a few showers and thunderstorms. A 30% chance of rain. Highs in the 30s. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.

Show me the positive side.

The storm brought out the best in some residents, like this one who helped a stranded stranger.

And pictures of remarkable rainbows have reached our newsroom.

This was captured by viewer Steven Milana on Thursday night in Pompano Beach.

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