NEXT weather warning until Friday due to heavy rainfall, partly with heavy downpours

MIAMI – On Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for northern Miami-Dade County until 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Locations where flash flooding will occur include Miami, Hialeah, Miramar, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Surfside, Miami Gardens, Virginia Key, North Miami, Doral, North Miami Beach, Aventura, Miami Lakes, Hialeah Gardens, Sunny Isles Beach, Opa-Locka, Miami Springs, Sweetwater, Miami Shores and North Bay.

A deep cloud of tropical moisture continues to move in, a NEXT weather warning has been issued until Friday as we enter a prolonged period of heavy rain and storms.

What to expect

NEXT Weather

A flood warning is in effect for all of South Florida until Wednesday evening, but it may be extended as heavy rains are expected to continue at least until Friday.

On Tuesday, a flight ban was imposed at Miami International Airport from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. due to thunderstorms.

“Due to severe thunderstorms in Miami-Dade this morning, some flights at Miami International Airport have been delayed or canceled and additional flights are expected later today,” the airport said in a statement. “Travelers are urged to confirm the status of their flight with their airline before arriving at MIA so they can make alternative travel arrangements from home or hotel if necessary and avoid potential congestion and inclement weather conditions at or near the airport.”

Both Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport may experience occasional ground stops and delays during the rainy season.

The next four days will see breaks in the rain interspersed with periods of heavy rain. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are expected through Saturday, with locally higher amounts possible in areas experiencing sustained, heavy rain.

Most of the tropical moisture will dissipate over the weekend, so we can expect rain chances typical for the rainy season from Sunday onwards.