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Published on February 17, 2024
Miami Braces for Mixed Weather Weekend, Sunny Saturday Likely but Rain Threatens Sunday PlansSource: Unsplash/ Ryan Parker

Miami residents are in for a mix of sun and potential showers this weekend, with a warm front bringing muggier conditions and rain likely to dampen Sunday plans. Today will be "partly sunny, with a high near 81" and winds from the south gusting to 21 mph. But don't leave your umbrellas at home – there's a "30 percent chance of showers" starting after 4 am tonight, leading into a wet Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

For those looking to enjoy the outdoors today, you might be in luck, with only a slight chance for a passing downpour in Broward this afternoon, NBC 6 Miami reports. However, the odds aren't in favor for Sunday as it's set to be a near washout; "Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm" the National Weather Service warns, detailing a high of around 80 degrees and breezy conditions but those needing to run errands or attending outdoor events take note the front is approaching and it will bring with it heavy rain from "9 am to 3 pm with off and on rain behind it through the rest of the day."

Temperatures are expected to drop into the mid-70s amid the rain and cloud cover giving some respite from the mugginess. The looming showers also bring the possibility of "localized ponding and minor street flooding," per NBC 6 Miami's advisory, thus, residents should prepare for potentially slick roads and reduced visibility during their weekend jaunts.

The good news for South Floridians is that weather will brighten up after the weekend's tumult – "A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm" for Washington's Birthday, however, we can anticipate "mostly cloudy, with a high near 70" per the National Weather Service's forecast also they project a sunny and comfortable week ahead with "clear skies" and temperatures hovering in the low 70s as the new workweek commences, offering a stark contrast to Sunday's downpours and giving folks a chance to dry out and enjoy the subtropical climate Miami is famous for.

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