Sun. 6am update – TS Fay

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Fay, which at 4 a.m. was located near 19.7 N 77.3 W or 125 miles south-southeast of Camaguey Cuba or 163 miles east to northeast of the sister Islands. Fay is moving west at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 50 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 THIS STORM.

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting TS Fay to move west-northwest passing 90 miles north of the Sister Islands this afternoon then over central Cuba later this evening. 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 this morning through Monday evening, especially over 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 fresh to strong Northerly winds of 20 to 25 knots today becoming southerly winds of 15 to 20 knots tonight. The seas will be very rough with wave heights of 6 to 8 feet, especially near the Sister Islands. All marine interests should seek safe harbor and remain there.

The next bulletin will be issued at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

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