After receiving more than 6 inches yesterday, parts of the Miami Metro area will again be subject to flooding later Sunday.
One of the first cold fronts to reach South Florida all season will collide with deep tropical moisture. The result will be heavy rain-producing thunderstorms. The heaviest rainfall will likely be across the heavily populated portions of Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Thunderstorms usually set up just west of the populated areas, across the Everglades. However, the approaching cold front will cause the Atlantic sea breeze to be pinned at the coast, over the populated areas. The sea breeze will collide with westerly winds associated with the cold front to form the thunderstorms.
There is so much moisture in the atmosphere, any thunderstorms that form will be capable of producing 2-4 inches of rain in just an hour.
Heavy rainfall belted the Miami area yesterday. The National Weather Service on the campus of Florida International University received over 6 inches of rain Saturday. Miami International Airport, the official observation site for the city, received 3.70 inches Saturday.
Any rainfall Sunday will fall on saturated ground. So, the threat for flooding under any thunderstorms will be high
Sunday will be the last day of heavy rainfall for Miami. The cold front will try to move through South Florida. But, there will only be a slight drop in humidity. Residents farther north in the state will enjoy a significant drop in humidity.
See how far away severe thunderstorms are as we monitor the severe weather with these radar images.
Heavy rain returning to the northern Plains will generate a renewed flood threat for the Red River.
Mount Saint Helens has erupted several times since the destructive 1980 eruption, and likely will again in the future.
Seven homes have been red tagged, meaning do not occupy, and six others are under a voluntary evacuation order.
Though recovery continues from Superstorm Sandy, residents and homeowners on the Atlantic coast should prepare for another active season in 2013.
While there is a threat for a shower in spots in Baltimore, Md., today, it will not be a washout like the day of the Kentucky Derby.
Mt. St. Helens (Washington) (1980)
Mt. St. Helens erupted; smoke plume rose to height of 80,000 ft. Visibility lowered to under a mile 400 miles downwind of the eruption. Five people died and over 2,000 had to be evacuated because of the mudslides and flooding that occurred when the snowpack melted. The cloud formed by the eruption reached the East Coast in three days and circled the world in 19 days.
Philadelphia, PA (2001)
24th straight day without measurable rain.
Pueblo, CO (1996)
99 degrees, hottest ever so early in the season.