Rainy Weekend Kills Outdoor Plans Across Metro Gold Coast
Heavy rains continue across metro southeast Florida and the Florida Keys, as a almost stationary mid and low-level low meanders over the Florida Straits.
The weekend brought heavy rainfall along with flood watches between Miami and West Palm Beach. It definitely was not the best weekend for outdoor activities, including canceling the air-show in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday and other beach activities. The Miami Marlins game seem to be the only great place to be hanging out on a rainy Sunday outside of heading to a local movie theater or mall. The new beautiful ballpark facility finally got to break in that covered roof allowing fans to enjoy the game without having to run for the nearest covered food courtyard.
The rain is very welcome due to drought conditions here toward the end of the dry season, but too much rain over little time can be problems in low-lying areas dealing with street flooding especially in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. More afternoon rains are expected today going into tonight as the system slowly moves out of the area by midweek, as well as gusty easterly winds due to the tight pressure gradient.
The Florida rainy season typically begins in mid to late May and we're only a few weeks away. Many other regions across the peninsula could use some significant rainfall to put a dent in the drought and help keep brushfires to a minimum until those Sea-breeze circulations and afternoon lightning storms crank up for the summer weather pattern.