Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through Saturday Night

The National Weather Service in San Juan has issued a flash flood watch for the Virgin Islands from Thursday through  8 p.m. Saturday.
The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to be cautious as heavy rainfall is expected.

According to the National Weather Service, deep tropical moisture, associated with a low pressure system across the southwestern Atlantic, will be drawn northward across the Virgin Islands late Thursday into Saturday. As this moisture combines with a very  unstable air mass, rainfall across the Virgin Islands will be enhanced especially on Friday.

While the heaviest and widespread rainfall is expected overnight tonight through Friday evening, the potential for scattered to locally numerous showers and urban and small stream flooding will precede this larger event through Thursday evening.

VITEMA asks residents, particularly the motoring public, to be cautious as heavy rainfall is expected. Be careful when approaching dips and low lying areas. Widespread rainfall of two to three inches is expected for most of the territory with isolated rainfall of six to eight inches.

For more information call 774-2244.