Tropical Cyclone to become Tropical Storm

At present a dome of dry air sits over the northeast Caribbean. Showers will be very limited today. The winds: Northeast at 14 – 18 mph today becoming East southeast at 12 – 16 mph. Sunday morning, some higher gust can be expected in showers.

The Seas however are moderate to rough with swells 6 – 8 ft or 1.8 – 2.5 M. A small craft advisory is in effect from 6 pm today.

According to the latest weather advisory, Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny but tonight cloudy spells with scattered showers are possible.

Across the southern Eastern Caribbean however, Tropical depression #7 is expected to begin affecting the Windward Islands and Barbados later this afternoon, and tonight and Sunday, with cloudy to overcast conditions accompanied by heavy showers and thunderstorms, brisk winds and rough seas.

Rainfall amounts between 1 – 2 inches or more in localized areas could trigger flash flooding in low ling areas. There is still a window of fair to partly cloudy skies this morning where only isolated showers can be expected. Moisture ahead of the depression will move into Trinidad this morning bringing cloudy skies with showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms. This will be the pattern today and tonight. The depression could strengthen to a storm before reaching the islands.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the area, in this case, in 12 to 24 hours.

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