After significant downpours drenched parts of South Florida and Fort Lauderdale in a 1-in-1,000 year rainfall event, more  rain is expected.

Resulting in a flash flood disaster in Broward County that required emergency rescues,  forced motorists to abandon their vehicles, closed schools, and shut down the airport until Thursday morning.

Although the quantity of rain on Thursday won't be nearly as much as it was on Wednesday, it will still be problematic and cause more flooding. According to the National Weather Service.

There is a chance of strong gusts, minor hail, and perhaps solitary tornadoes. Parts of Broward County are under a flood warning until  noon on Thursday. The flood watch will last through Thursday night.

A Thursday morning update from the National Weather Service      office in Miami stated that since Wednesday afternoon, the greater Fort Lauderdale metro region has received between 14 and 20 inches of rain.

One mayor described the deluge as the "most terrible floods I've ever seen."

"The meteorological service's Miami forecast office meteorologist Ana Torres-Vazquez noted that this quantity of rain in a day is extremely unusual for South Florida."

Fill in someAccording to Torres-Vazquez, a 20 to 25-inch rainfall is comparable to what the area may see from a high-end hurricane over more than a day. She referred to the downpour as a "1-in-1,000 year occurrence, or larger," which means that there is only a 0.1% chance it will occur in any given year.

Extreme rainfall is a defining effect of global warming, and it is occurring increasingly frequently. The flood in South Florida is merely the most recent incident following 1-in-1000 year rainfall that hit Dallas, St. Louis, eastern Kentucky, and Yellowstone over the past year.

The meteorological service noted that multiple roads were still closed after the end of the heavy rain and that flooding was anticipated to continue.