Forecast Details for Miami, FL

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Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west after midnight.
Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Southeast wind around 7 mph.
Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 77. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77.
Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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