A tropical wave Wednesday that preceded the remnants of a depression dumped record rainfall in South Florida.
At Miami International Airport yesterday, 5.49 inches of rain fell, breaking a 2012 record for that day of 2.31 inches.
The National Weather Service in Miami said 1.91 inches of rain fell at Palm Beach International Airport, short of the 1998 record of 2.75 inches.
But the county didn’t do too shabby.
South Florida Water Management District gauges measured 4.88 inches in the Agricultural Reserve in western Palm Beach County.
Other amounts include:
South Central PBC, 4.83 inches
Jupiter Farms, 0.78
Lake Worth, 1.44
Boynton Beach, 1.11
Delray Beach, 2.03
West Boca, 1.57
Boca Raton, 0.98
Belle Glade, 1.32
North Palm Beach, 0.84
Forecasters expect a second round of rain today as the remnants of tropical depression four move over the state.
Rain is expected to pick up in southeast Florida mid-morning. While heavy rainfall remains a concern, widespread flooding is not expected.
Gusty east winds have triggered a rip current alert. The National Weather Service in Miami issued a high risk of rip currents for Atlantic beaches through Friday evening.