Storm fizzles

Tropical Depression 27 dissipated in the eastern Caribbean Wednesday morning in the face of strong wind shear.

However, the Cayman Islands will likely still experience blustery, wet weather this weekend due to another storm system in the southwest Caribbean.

Meteorological Services weather forecaster Allan Ebanks said this other system could strengthen.

‘It has some potential for development, but it could remain an area of disturbed weather,’ he said.

Although Tropical Depression 27 could regenerate, the National Hurricane Center in Miami predicted it would be absorbed by the larger second system.

The NHC noted that upper level winds were favourable for further development and that system while it was over water, and that it could become a tropical depression on Thursday or Friday.

A cold front in the Gulf of Mexico will help move that system, which was located off the coast of Nicaragua on Wednesday, northward, affecting the Cayman Islands, Mr. Ebanks said.

The high pressure area that brought 15 to 20 knot winds from the east-northeast this week will give way to 15 to 20 knot winds from the east-southeast on Sunday as a result of the storm system, Mr. Ebanks said.

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