Tropical Storm Franklin is dumping lots of much-needed rain on us for at least the next 24 hours as it moves by the Cayman Islands.
At 5 a.m. Monday (7 August), T.S. Franklin was located about 238 miles south-southwest of Grand Cayman, according to the National Weather Service.
It has a minimum central pressure of 1005mb. Franklin is moving west-northwest at 11 knots with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.
Now is the perfect time to make some much-needed preparations for the hurricane season.
THIS IS THE OFFICIAL PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST PREPARED BY THE CAYMAN ISLANDS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
VALID FOR THE MORNING OF AUGUST 07TH 2017 THROUGH THE MORNING OF AUGUST 08TH 2017.
Cloudiness and showers along with fresh southeasterly winds and rough seas are expected across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as Tropical Storm Franklin, currently, southwest of our area, continues to move further west. Radar images show scattered showers over the Cayman area moving northwest.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Franklin. This storm is southwest of our area and further information can be found at www.nhc.noaa.gov.
This storm will produce moderate to heavy showers, gusty winds, and rough seas over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as it moves west-northwest.
Today: Cloudy skies with an 80% chance of showers and some thunder. Showers may become locally heavy at times. Temperatures will rise to the mid 80’s °F. Winds will be east to southeast at 15 to 20 knots with higher gusts in around heavy showers. Seas will be rough with wave heights of 4 to 6 feet. Small craft should exercise caution over open waters.
Tonight: Cloudy skies with a 60% chance of showers and some thunder. Showers may become locally heavy at times. Temperatures will fall to the upper 70’s °F. Winds will be east to southeast at 10 to 15 knots with higher gusts in and around heavy showers. Seas will be rough with wave heights of 4 to 6 feet. Small craft should exercise caution over open waters.
Today: High 8:57 a.m. Low 3:15 p.m. High 9:53 p.m. Tomorrow: Low 4:03 a.m. High 9:33 a.m. Low 3:43 p.m. High 10:17 p.m.
SUNSET: 6:57 p.m. Today. SUNRISE: 6:05 a.m. Tomorrow.
OUTLOOK: This is for a decrease in cloudiness and showers along with moderate southeasterly winds and seas from Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Franklin moves over Mexico.