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‘Heavy Winds’ Expected To Knock Down ‘Wrong-Way’ Storms’ Chances For Further Development … Still, ‘Heavy Rains’ Expected This Weekend

MIAMI — A low pressure system moving through the region could bring rain to parts of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Hispaniola over the weekend, forecasters said today.

As of 6 a.m., the system was over the central Caribbean Sea and was producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said strong upper-level winds should limit the system’s development as it drifts north over the next few days.

It has a low chance (20 percent) of becoming at least a tropical depression within 48 hours and within five days.

However, forecasters said heavy rainfall is possible for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico regardless of the system’s development.

 

Satellite imagery and ship reports show the system has become “better organized” but strong winds are expected to prevent significant development.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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