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Miami Weather: Rain, Rain, And More Rain (VIDEO)

Posted: 04/30/2012 8:49 am Updated: 04/30/2012 11:51 am

That nasty, foggy rain that just ruined everyone's weekend? It's not going away for a while.

Breezy, wet weather is expected to continue until at least midweek with heavy rain and cloud cover thanks to a slow-moving trough of low pressure. Monday we'll suffer even more scattered showers and thunderstorms with a high near 76.

And forget that blow-out: according to the National Weather Service, Miami will see an east wind around 23 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Time for Floridians to act like Floridians, in other words, and I-95 to worse than usual. Showers are expected to continue Tuesday and Wednesday with mostly cloudy conditions and wind gusts up to 29 mph. In fact, the Weather Channel says the chance of rain doesn't drop below 60 percent until Thursday (50 percent).

Meanwhile, a flood watch is in effect until Monday night for coastal and metro Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties, far south Miami-Dade, and inland Miami-Dade.

Officials are also warning swimmers to stay out of the water; WSVN reports a man who went for a dip Sunday died at hospital after struggling against rip currents before being rescued by Miami Beach Police and Fire Rescue.

Fortunately, Miami is expected to start drying out late week and over the weekend.

(Flickr photo by Miamism.)

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Filed by Janie Campbell  |