Tropical Storm Karl forms in Caribbean

Storm skips Cayman

The Cayman Islands got off lightly
as Invest 92L did not form into Tropical Storm Karl until after it had passed
west of Grand Cayman.

The weather system stayed
disorganised as it moved across the Caribbean Sea until it reached more
environmentally conducive conditions for development.  It was designated
Tropical Storm Karl at 4pm Tuesday, about 196 miles southwest of Grand

Hazard Management Cayman Islands
issued a bulletin on the storm, noting that Karl was expected to strengthen as
it moved toward the Yucatan Peninsula.

“This will lead to continued
cloudy to overcast skies with locally heavy showers and squally conditions
occurring at times throughout the night,” the bulletin stated. “Flooding of low
lying areas is expected, and residents of these areas should take all necessary

Winds from the east-southeast at 10 to 15 knots are
expected through Wednesday afternoon, with higher gusts in and around the
heavier squalls.

A small craft warning was in effect for the Cayman

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