There is a discussion on Twitter about to what extent, if any, fire-induced convection and smoke from a wildfire northwest of Miami contributed to downstream precipitation and a flood advisory north of the city. While it happened on April 1, I don’t see any indication that it is a joke.
There is a possibility that outflow from a nearby thunderstorm interacted with the convection and smoke from the wildfire to intensify the effects.
The thread was started by Philipe Papin, a meteorologist with the NWS National Hurricane Center.
— Philippe Papin (@pppapin) April 2, 2022
One of the fires in that general area is the 12,000-acre L 30 Fire which has been burning since at least March 28.