After a three-day streak of torrential downpour and flooded streets, brighter — and drier — days lie ahead for the Magic City.
As we all know, Friday has been off to a pretty sunny start, making way for a nice weekend. High temperatures for today will be in the 80s, although there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly during the afternoon and early evening hours, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Thirty percent doesn’t compare to the heaps of rain we have seen this week, however. Saturday’s forecast will follow with more sunshine as highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, making it the perfect day for any outdoor activities.
But keep your umbrellas beside you because Sunday’s chance of rain is predicted to creep back up again. There will be a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening on Sunday, but it will be a mostly sunny day with a high near 83 degrees.
It won’t be until Tuesday and Wednesday that chances of rain decrease and we stay warm, with highs maintained in the 80s.
Fort Lauderdale, on the other hand, saw a historic 25.91 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period on Wednesday, according to preliminary reports from the NWS Miami office. The city’s airport reopened Friday at 9 a.m. and Broward County Public Schools canceled all Friday classes.
It can take time for the flooded streets to drain completely in the region, but Tortuga Music Festival, a three-day country music fest on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach, is kicking off on Friday as planned.
If the skies treat us as kindly as predicted, it’ll be the perfect weekend! Otherwise, there’s plenty of things to do in the city if the chance of showers make it through, just check out our round-up of things to do on a rainy day here! In the meantime, continue to stay safe, South Florida.