Tropical wave to bring wet weekend

The Barbados Meteorological Services continues to closely monitor the progress of a tropical wave in the Atlantic.

This wave was located near 57W, south of 15N, approximately 290 km or 180 miles to the east of Barbados around 5 a.m. Saturday.

The Met Office says there are no tropical storm watches or warnings in effect for the island at this time.

However, as the tropical wave slowly makes its way towards Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, associated activity is forecast to affect the region from today. Therefore, the public can expect a wet weekend with overcast skies, showers and some thunderstorm activity.

Current model guidance suggests that the most intense convection associated with the feature may occur tonight.

Rainfall accumulations between two to four inches, and possibly isolated higher amounts, are forecast over the weekend, which may prompt the issuance of flash-flood watches or warnings at short notice.

Although this feature is projected to be a strong tropical wave as it moves across Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, the probability of development into a Tropical Depression or Storm is currently very low.

The public should stay alert for forecast updates from the BMS on this system over the weekend.

This is the final information statement on this feature, further weather updates will be covered in the BMS routine weather forecast. (PR/SAT)

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