(CMR) Thursday morning a broad area of low pressure is located over the west-central Caribbean Sea about 150 miles south-southwest of Jamaica. Cayman interests have been put on alert that a Tropical Storm Warning could be required for the Cayman Islands later this morning. The system is showing signs of organization and conditions are conducive for additional development.
It has a high (90 percent) chance of formation during the next 48 hours and five days. Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system this afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall and flooding are possible.
The associated showers and thunderstorms continue to show signs of organization and environmental conditions remain conducive for additional development. A tropical depression or tropical storm is expected to form later today or tonight while the system moves northwestward over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, reaching the Cayman Islands tonight and western Cuba and the Yucatan Channel Friday and Friday night.
A tropical depression or tropical storm is expected to form later today or tonight while the system moves northwestward reaching the Cayman Islands tonight.
Currently, there is a severe weather bulletin in effect and the Cayman Islands National Weather Service is urging residents to prepare for locally heavy rainfall and flooding and very rough seas which will begin to affect the Cayman Islands later today and tonight.
Residents should use the time this morning to prepare for the possibility of tropical storm force conditions.