Tropical wave to deliver rainfall and wind

Cayman Compass


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Local meteorologists are keeping a close watch over a new system in the eastern Caribbean which they say could impact Cayman early next week.

The National Weather Service advised that a strong tropical wave is moving west through the Caribbean Sea and the system is expected to track towards Central America over the next couple of days.

Gusty winds and increasing rainfall are likely for Cayman Islands next week, the NWS said in its weather forecast issued Saturday morning .

Showers with moderate northeasterly winds and seas can be expected across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association with a tightening pressure gradient over the Western Caribbean, the NWS said.

“Radar images show isolated showers in and around the Cayman area which are moving towards the southwest,” it added.

The US National Hurricane Center, in its…