(CMR) A flood warning is in effect for the Cayman Islands with Tropical Storm Ian now located 160 miles south of Grand Cayman, moving northwest at 12 mph. The system now has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph with a minimum central pressure of 991mb.
Forecasts are that for Sunday evening, there will be overcast skies with widespread thunderstorms in Grand Cayman with tropical storm conditions by early Monday morning as the system nears the Cayman Islands.
Extremely rough seas accompanied by storm surges are also expected. Swells generated by Ian were expected to spread into the Cayman area late Sunday.
Overcast skies along with widespread thunderstorms are also expected in the Sister Islands from Sunday evening as Tropical Storm Ian moves closer. Extremely rough seas along with swells and storm surges are also expected. Given the adjustments to forecast track, the possibility for storm force winds is lower for the Sister Islands.
Estimated Rainfall Amount per Day
Sunday, Sep. 25: 25.4 to 50.8 mm (1 – 2 inches)
Monday, Sep. 26: 50.8 to 101.6 mm (2 – 4 inches)
Tuesday, Sep. 27: 25.4 to 50.8 mm (1 – 2 inches)
GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS
Estimated Wind direction and Speeds – (Beginning Sunday night)
Sunday Night: SE at 20 to 30 mph
Monday Morning: 40 to 45 mph with higher gusts
Monday Afternoon: 25 to 35 mph
Monday Evening: 20 to 25 mph
Sunday: 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts
Monday: 20 to 25 mph with higher gusts
A marine warning is also in effect for the Cayman Islands. All marine craft should seek and remain in safe harbor. Estimated Wave Heights:
Sunday, Sep. 25: 6 to 8 feet, especially along the south coast.
Monday, Sep. 26: 9 to 12 feet, especially along the south and west coast.
Tuesday, Sep. 27: 6 to 8 feet, especially along the south and west coast.
Swells of 5 to 7 feet are likely along with 1 to 3 feet of storm surge.
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