Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for eastern parishes

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for eastern parishes.

Meantime, the watch for Trelawny and St. Ann, has been discontinued.

The Met Service said the extended the Flash Flood Watch is for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, and Kingston and St. Andrew.

It’s effective until 8 a.m. Tomorrow.

Although the broad trough remains in the vicinity of Jamaica, it has begun to slowly move away from the island while also weakening.

As a result, activity associated with this system is projected to decrease after tonight.

Observations indicate that light to moderate and occasionally heavy showers and thunderstorms have been affecting most parishes throughout today.

The forecast is for lingering showers and thunderstorms mainly across eastern and central parishes for tonight, and widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms to affect sections of most parishes on Saturday.

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 met service and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.


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