Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 6:45 a.m.
*** FLASH FLOOD WARNING DOWNGRADED TO A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTLAND AND ST. MARY…. …. FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. THOMAS. ***
The Meteorological Service has downgraded
• The Flash Flood Warning to a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood prone areas of Portland and St. Mary.
• Continued the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood prone areas of St. Thomas.
• Effective until 5:00 p.m. today.
• The Cold Front and Trough which has been generating unstable weather conditions across the island, has drifted to the east and away from Jamaica. However, showers and thunderstorms are still expected today.
• Satellite imagery and Radar reports indicated that light to moderate showers affected mainly Portland and St. Mary last night.
• The forecast is for isolated showers and thunderstorms which may be heavy at times to continue to affect northeastern parishes and St. Thomas. Flash flooding is likely over some low-lying and flood-prone areas in these parishes.
• A FLASH FLOOD WATCH means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a Warning is issued.
The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation.