CBSMiami Weather @ Your Desk - 4/1/14 10:00 a.m.

We should start off April with another cool morning followed by a warm afternoon with lots of sun.

South Florida's Tuesday forecast calls for sunny skies with highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s. Wednesday's forecast is similar, although it should be warmer in the evening.

Central Florida's forecast: Sunny with highs in the low to mid 80s and lows in the upper 50s.

Landslide: From weather expert Jim Lushine:


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The tragic landslide in the state of Washington was likely due, at least in part, to an excessive amount of rainfall which occurred during the rainy season in the Pacific northwest. How does their rainy season compare to ours?

The rainy season in Washington state is eight months long. It begins in September and lasts through April. In comparison South Florida's rainy season is five months long extending from late May through late October.

Even though the rainy season is longer in the Northwest, the amount of rain averages about 10 inches less than the 41 inches we get here. This is because rainfall there is due mostly to steady, light rain, as opposed to our brief but heavy downpours.

This occurs because the normally cooler Pacific air in Washington limits the amount of moisture the air can hold and thus the amount of rain that can fall in a hurry.