Storming in

Most of south Florida was watching the sky darken dramatically, during Saturday afternoon.   Strong storms were moving in from the west, expanding in coverage, and intensifying (in many cases).  By early evening, the wet and stormy weather was impacting virtually all coastal areas.   Of course, at the beach, downpours with lightning had everyone quickly taking cover.   The longest lasting rains caused concerns for street flooding.   Flood advisories were necessary over parts of southern and western Broward (especially near Pembroke Pines and along I-75) as well as near Miami International Airport and immediately south.   In all, rain totals ranged as high as 4 inches!  As we look ahead, the same general “ingredients” will remain in place into the start of the new week.   Tropical moisture is still overspreading the region, steering winds continue to be from the southwest, and a couple disturbances linger nearby in the Gulf and Atlantic.   Be prepared to encounter heavy periods of rain, lightning, and possibly the return of brief gusty winds from thunderstorms.