Rain cancels weekend events

Heavy rains this week, with more expected Friday and possibly over the weekend, have caused flooding across Grand Cayman and have led to the postponement of some upcoming events.

The Pirates Week Charity Golf Tournament, scheduled for Friday, has been postponed until Feb. 17, while a tea party hosted by the Department of Children and Family Services at Pines Garden was rescheduled for Nov. 5.

A small craft advisory has been in effect most of the week, warning boaters of high winds and rough seas. The advisory will continue at least through Friday, with more stormy weather on the way.

Cayman’s National Weather Service on Thursday afternoon forecast “Fresh winds and rough seas are expected over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours, in association with a high pressure system over the southeastern United States. Satellite images show cloudy to overcast conditions across the northwest Caribbean with radar images [showing] scattered showers over the Cayman area moving towards the west.”

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said the system is a tropical wave, but forecasters there expect the system to break up in the coming days.