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It looks like a soggy Labor Day weekend ahead in South Florida thanks to a tropical wave now approaching the state. Already the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has moved into action, preparing the regional flood control system to handle heavy local rainfall.
A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend.
Heavy rains from the Gulf of Mexico spawned flooding in the Southeastern states Wednesday ahead of what could become the year's first tropical storm, just as tourist season begins.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that a flood watch had been extended in Broward County until Sunday night due to multiple road closures and pumps operating at maximum capacity.
It is day three of flooding in South Florida and despite some hope that things will clear soon there remains a good chance it won't be until Saturday at the earliest. There are plenty of areas where cars can't get to because of the high water.