Flooding doubtless in Cayman as tropical wave nears

Flooding likely in Cayman as tropical wave nears

Three active systems are brewing in the Atlantic hurricane basin. – Image: Courtesy of National Hurricane Center
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Forecasters say a tropical wave sweeping through the Caribbean Sea, south of Cayman, could develop into a tropical depression or storm this week.

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service warned, “The system is expected to produce significant rainfall across the Cayman Islands (1 to 2 inches) with flooding likely to occur on Friday.”

In a severe weather bulletin issued by the NWS around noon today, forecasters said, “Whether or not the system develops into a tropical depression or stronger”, Cayman could expect cloudy and overcast skies and scattered thundershowers, with showers are likely to be heavy at times.

The system south of Cayman is expected to develop into a tropical storm by Friday, 27 Aug. – Image:…