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Rain from tropical wave plus King Tide may bring flooding to South Florida

Yaneisy Duenas (L) and Ferando Sanudo walk through the flooded parking lot to their boat at the Haulover Marine Center on November 14, 2016 in North Miami, Florida. The flood waters are caused by the combination of the lunar orbit which causes seasonal high tides, also known as a King tide, and what some scientists believe is rising sea levels due to climate change.
Posted at 8:10 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 08:12:15-04

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters are predicting a tropical wave will bring several inches of rain to South Florida just in time for the highest tides of the year, known as "king tides."

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National Weather Service meteorologist Larry Kelly tells the Miami Herald the highest tide window will occur around 11 p.m. Friday. The King Tide coupled with rainfall from the tropical system could create a drainage problem along low-lying areas of the coast.

The system could bring 2 to 3 inches of rain to parts of South Florida between Thursday and Saturday.

Kelly says South Florida is in the midst of the season's first king tide and the next one is at the end of August.