COCONUT GROVE, FLA. (WSVN) - Rounds of rain across South Florida made for a Sunday soaker, and meteorologists say the inclement, record-breaking weather is not quite done yet.

Skies turned gray early as storms moved ashore throughout the day.

Cellphone video posted to social media captured the wet mess across the region.

In Pembroke Pines, one driver recorded video of a blinding downpour, and 7News cameras captured a downed tree blocking part of a street.

In Tamarac, part of a ceiling came down right in front of a tenant inside her apartment unit.

Fort Lauderdale saw a 1994 rain record shattered with 2.08 inches reported Sunday, but that amount was dwarfed by a reported 4.39 inches of rain in Pompano Beach and 3.23 inches in Oakland Park. It’s the wettest the region has been since November.

The weekend washout extended to Coconut Grove, where tens of thousands of people flocked to attend the 60th Coconut Grove Arts Festival earlier in the weekend.

Attendees experienced live art, drinks and breezy weather at first. Unfortunately, by Sunday afternoon, storms prompted organizers to close the festival down early.

Despite many of the events happening under tents, strong winds and heavy rain knocked down some of the tables and banners and flooded out some streets.

7News cameras captured overturned chairs and signs, as well as closed-down tents and some flooding.

Organizers said they are fixing things up and will be back open Monday at 10 a.m. as scheduled.

Despite the soggy weather, some art enthusiasts told 7News they still managed to enjoy themselves and actually liked the lighter crowds.

“We knew it was going to be raining, we knew it was going to be not so nice, and we came anyway,” said attendee Diane Evers, “so hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.”

“We were actually sitting in the parking lot, debating whether or not we should come,” said attendee Rico Herrera, “and once we got a window of clear weather, we came through, and it was actually a lot better than the normal crowds.”

The wet conditions also affected another major event taking place this Presidents’ Day weekend: the Miami International Boat Show. However, the event did not close and went on as scheduled.

Boats and watercraft were covered, and crowds were forced indoors, which didn’t bother a girl and a boy who spoke with 7News.

“And we get to have lots of candy,” said the girl.

Visitors from up north also didn’t seem to mind the rain.

“Better than six inches of snow, which we got two days ago,” said a man.

More precipitation is expected during the overnight hours, as well as cooler temperatures. Come Monday morning, rain chances are forecast at 20%, and conditions will become drier and more windy as the day progresses.

Meteorologists said temperatures are expected to dip into the 50s for at least three nights later in the week.

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