Sat. 4pm update – TS Fay

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Fay, which at 4 p.m. was located near 19.3 N 75.2 W or 138 miles northeast of Kingston, Jamaica. Fay is moving west at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SISTER ISLANDS WHILE GRAND CAYMAN REMAINS UNDER A TROPICAL STORM WATCH. ALL RESIDENTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF TROPICAL STORM FAY.

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting TS Fay to move west-northwest passing north of Jamaica tonight and along the Cuban south coast or near 95 miles north of the Sister Islands tomorrow afternoon. Based on this path the band of tropical storm force winds are forecast to pass north of the Cayman area. However, satellite pictures show a significant amount of cloudiness and thundershowers south of the center.

The Cayman area can expect cloudy to overcast with intermittent showers and some thunder. Weather models forecast 1.50 to 2.00 inches of rainfall accumulation from Sunday morning through Monday morning, especially the Sister Islands. This will lead to flooding of low lying areas especially over the Sister Islands tomorrow and residents should exercise caution.

Additionally the Cayman area can expect strong North to northeast winds of 15 to 20 knots tonight, 20 to 25 knots tomorrow leading to very rough seas with waves heights of 6 to 8 feet, especially near the Sister Islands. All marine interests should seek safe harbor this evening and remain there.

The next bulletin will be issued at 10 p.m. Saturday.

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