Halloween downpours threaten soggy South Florida

AP News
Posted: Oct 31, 2011 7:51 AM
Halloween downpours threaten soggy South Florida

While snow bogs down trick-or-treaters in the Northeast, Halloween in South Florida may go down in a soggy mess after a weekend of heavy rain.

A stalled tropical weather system continued to produce steady rain early Monday after pouring down as much as seven inches in places over the weekend.

The National Weather Service in Miami issued flood advisories through Monday morning for Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Low-lying areas were experiencing some flooding early Monday.

One high school in Fort Lauderdale cancelled classes Monday due to severe weather. Scattered power outages also were reported across the reason.

The weather service reports that seven inches of rain fell in Miami Beach over the weekend. Six inches of rain was reported in Oakland Park, north of Fort Lauderdale.