Met Office monitoring tropical wave

The Barbados Meteorological Services is closely monitoring the progress of a tropical wave presently located along 51W at 10 a.m. today about 920km or 571miles to the east of Barbados.

As the tropical wave slowly makes its way towards Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, associated activity will begin to affect the region on Saturday. Therefore, the public can expect a wet weekend with showers and some thunderstorm activity.

Current model guidance suggests that the most intense convection associated with the feature will likely occur on Sunday when a more favourable upper-level environment is expected.

Rainfall accumulations between two to four inches and possible isolated higher amounts are forecast over the weekend, which may prompt the issuance of Flash-Flood Watches or Warnings at short notice.

The next update will be at 5 p.m. (PR/KNB)

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