An urban flood advisory has been issued for east central Broward County.
The National Weather Service says radar has detected heavy rainfall in excess of 3 inches per hour in some areas. The rain is expected to continue until at least 2 p.m.
The advisory is set to last until 2:30 p.m. and includes the cities of Tamarac, Plantation and Fort Lauderdale. Minor flooding can be expected in areas that have poor drainage, the weather service said.
South Florida's Thursday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the upper 80s, evening readings in the mid 70s and a 30 percent chance of rain.
Friday and Saturday should be a degree or two hotter.
Central Florida's Thursday forecast: Mostly sunny with highs in the low 90s, lows in the mid 70s and a 20 percent chance of rain.
Q. What was the deadliest hurricane to hit southeast Florida?
A. The 1928 Lake Okeechobee hurricane was by far the deadliest with at least 2,500 people perishing mostly in the flooding around Lake Okeechobee. It caused one of greatest losses of life in any U.S. natural disaster, including earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, floods, and heat waves.
The deadliest in the Miami metro area was the 1926 Great Miami Hurricane with 220 deaths, and another 150 were killed near Lake Okeechobee.
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