Although it appears the Cayman
Islands will escape experiencing the effects of a tropical cyclone that might
form out of Invest 93L, heavy rains are still headed its way.
The tropical wave that became
Invest 93L had already passed Jamaica Wednesday afternoon and was expected to
move well south of Grand Cayman on Thursday.
However, the National Hurricane
Center in Miami noted an elongated area of disturbed weather that extended from
eastern Cuba and Jamaica eastward across Hispaniola to Puerto Rico.
The Hurricane Center noted that
upper level winds remained conducive for slow development of the system as it
moved westward or west-north-westward over the next two days. It gave the
system a 30 per cent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone by Friday afternoon.
Cayman’s National Weather Service
called for increasing cloudiness and showers on Thursday with more significant
rain on Friday.
Friday’s forecast calls for
moderate seas with wave heights of 3 to 5 feet, with gusty winds and rough seas
around the heavy showers.
Should Invest 93L develop into a
tropical storm, it would be named Alex.