Tropical wave dumps 2” of rain on Cayman

The tropical wave that dumped more than two inches of rain on the Cayman Islands over the past several days continued to move north, and forecasters expect the system will turn into a tropical storm Sunday night or Monday.

Heavy rains battered Cayman, but the islands were spared flooding.

The National Weather Service posted a small craft warning for Sunday and small craft advisories for Monday and Tuesday.

Weather Service forecasters said Sunday they expected the rain showers and clouds to decrease starting Monday.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday the tropical wave has a 90 percent chance of developing into a tropical storm by Tuesday.