Forecasters say this year's Atlantic hurricane season will be above average, with an expected 17 named storms, including eight hurricanes.
Last year's hurricane season, the busiest on record, was only the second time the Greek alphabet was used to name storms as the standard list of names had been exhausted by mid-September. It will also be the last year this happens.
A small craft warning remains in effect through Saturday morning due to a strong high pressure system over the western Atlantic, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service.
According to forecasts from the Cayman Islands National Weather Service, strong winds and rough seas are expected to continue in Cayman for the next few days.
Storm names are set for what forecasters say could be an active Atlantic basin hurricane season in 2021.
The National Weather Service is forecasting strong winds and rough seas for at least the next 24 hours as a high-pressure system is forming behind a cold front that is currently east of Cayman.
The Cayman Islands National Weather Service says small craft should exercise caution over open waters tonight (28 Jan.) as a cold front moves over the northwest Caribbean.
A small craft warning remains in effect Wednesday as a strong pressure gradient across the northwest Caribbean will produce strong winds and rough seas around the Cayman Islands, according to the National Weather Service.
The Cayman Islands National Weather Service will be issuing a small craft warning Tuesday as rough seas impact local waters due to a high pressure system building over the southeastern United States.
Fresh northeasterly winds and rough seas are expected on Saturday night and through Sunday afternoon as a cold front becomes stationary east of the Cayman Islands area, forecasters say.
The National Weather Service has extended its marine warning, projecting rough seas to continue over the next 24 hours.