Tropical wave passing to the south

A tropical wave passing south of the Cayman Islands will bring clouds and showers before the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

A tropical wave moves south of Cayman, Wednesday.
A tropical wave moves south of Cayman, Wednesday.

The bulk of the storm will stay south of Cayman, said Weather Service forecaster Gilbert Miller. He said a high pressure system behind the storm will bring partly cloudy skies and isolated showers for the weekend.

“It’s officially summer now,” Mr. Miller said. It’s also hurricane season, and the Weather Service is tracking a series of tropical waves making their way across the Atlantic. “But those are a little too far out to comment on yet,” he said.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center, tracking the tropical wave, expects the system to move west into Central America by Friday.

Forecasters in Cayman say the weekend will be warm with high temperatures around 90 degrees. The forecast calls for calm seas with 2-4 foot waves and winds averaging about 10 knots.