Forecast Details for Miami, FL

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Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 80. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. West wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. West wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. West wind 7 to 13 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light west.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 75. South wind around 10 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Southeast wind around 11 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 78.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Breezy.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Breezy.

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Precipitation in the form of water droplets is called rain. Rain generally has a tendency to fall with less intensity over a greater period of time, and when rainfall is more severe it is usually less sustained.

Rain is the most common form of precipitation and happens with greater frequency depending on the season and regional influences. Cities have been shown to have an observable effect on rainfall, due to an effect called the urban heat island. Compared to upwind, monthly rainfall between twenty and forty miles downwind of cities is 30% greater.

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Snow is precipitation taking the form of ice crystals. Each ice crystal, or snowflake, has unique characteristics, but all of them grow in a hexagonal structure. Snowfall can last for sustained periods of time and result in significant buildup of snow on the ground.

On the earth's surface, snow starts out light and powdery, but as it begins to melt it tends to become more granular, producing small bits of ice which have the consistency of sand. After several cycles of melting and freezing, snow can become very dense and ice-like, commonly known as snow pack.

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