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More Heavy Rains and Flooding ahead

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More Heavy Rains and Flooding ahead

More Heavy Rains and Flooding ahead

The National Weather Service has advised that Tropical Depression Fourteen is moving west over the western Caribbean supporting cloudiness, showers and thunder over the Cayman area.

We can expect cloudy to overcast skies with a 80% chance of showers and Thunder mainly over Grand Cayman. Showers may be locally heavy with possible flooding of low lying areas.

Winds will be East to southeast at 15 to 20 knots with higher gusts tomorrow, 10 to 15 knots tonight and the seas will be moderate to rough with heights of 4 to 6 feet. Small craft should exercise caution over open water

According to other regional forecasters, Tropical Depression 14 in the western Caribbean Sea is still not very organized as it battles some dry air and wind shear. This system will continue to move northwest and is forecast to become Tropical Storm Marco and eventually a hurricane before landfall Saturday night on the Yucatan Peninsula.

From there, this system will continue to track northwest across the Gulf of Mexico toward the Texas-Louisiana border. It is forecast to become a hurricane by Monday and then possibly weaken as it moves toward the northern Gulf Coast by Tuesday morning between the upper coast of Texas and western Louisiana.

Computer models hint that wind shear will be in place and could make this system into a messy storm. This wind shear will make this an asymmetric system, which could cause heavy rain to be displaced from the center and over much of Louisiana.

It is also possible that this system interacts with Laura which could cause Tropical Depression 14 to slow down or weaken. There is still plenty of uncertainty with Tropical Depression 14's projected track and intensity. Expect many changes to the forecast over the weekend

Residents in Grand Cayman are encouraged to monitor this system as flooding is occurring from thee heavy rains


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