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Rainy season arrives in full force in Sunshine State

By The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st, 2018 @ 11:50am


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MIAMI (AP) — Soggy Florida is expecting even more rain after a weekend system caused flooding in many low-lying areas and a smattering of power outages near Fort Lauderdale.

More rain is on the way as another weather system approaching the Gulf of Mexico may cause "locally heavy rainfall."

In a Special Tropical Weather Outlook, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday that an area of clouds and showers extends from the northwestern Caribbean, Cuba and Florida. Forecasters say conditions aren't favorable for development over the next few days, but that could change later in the week.

Heavy rain fell across Broward County in South Florida over the weekend, including more than 14 inches (35 centimeters) near Coconut Creek and 11 inches (27 centimeters) in nearby Fort Lauderdale during a 24-hour period from Saturday evening to Sunday evening.

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