MIAMI (WSVN) - Relentless showers across South Florida forced people to put a rain check on their outdoor weekend plans and led to flooding and road closures in parts of Miami-Dade County.
Sunday’s heavy downpours led to a new record for Miami of 4.38 inches, easily shattering the previous Nov. 20 record of 1.29 inches in 1992. It was the wettest day for the city since June 4.
The wet weather left parts of Miami-Dade under water. 7News cameras captured heavy flooding along Biscayne Boulevard near the Adrienne Arsht Center.
Sunday night, City of Miami Police shut down Biscayne Boulevard in this area due to the flooding — northbound at 10th Street and southbound at 15th Street.
At around 10 p.m., 7News captured a stalled car and tow truck drivers helping other stranded motorists near Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 11th Terrace.
“We’ve been out here for about two hours, and we’ve pulled about 15 cars,” said tow truck driver Jose Gonzalez. “They drive through thinking that their cars are going to be fine, and the majority of them, they don’t go through.”
It was a similar situation along Biscayne Boulevard in Northeast Miami-Dade. The flooding there left several drivers stuck as well.
Cameras also showed heavy flooding in Miami’s Midtown section.
“You’ve got to be careful about the streets as you turn into [them] out here. They could easily flood,” said a driver. “It seems like it’s flooded more and more. As time goes on, it seems like the water’s getting higher.”
Earlier in the day, cellphone video showed extensive flooding along U.S. 1 near Coral Gables and in the area of Biscayne Boulevard and 115th Street in North Miami.
Most of the precipitation fell closer to the coast and metropolitan sections in Miami-Dade and Broward. Sunday evening, downpours reached the Middle and Upper Florida Keys.
A flash flood warning for Key Biscayne and portions of Miami Beach and a street flood advisory for portions of Miami-Dade have been allowed to expire.
Sunday night, a small craft advisory was issued encompassing the Upper Keys and the coast of South Florida, and a coastal flood advisory was issued for the Upper Keys.
Even though some of the standing water captured on video has receded, flooding persisted in parts of Miami-Dade after the sun set, and meteorologists forecast the rainfall will likely linger overnight.
Rain chances are expected to decrease closer to Thanksgiving and are expected to be even lower on Saturday and Sunday.
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