Tropical Storm Watch Discontinued for Dominica, Flood Watch in Effect

by: - August 27, 2019
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The Tropical Storm watch for Dominica has been discontinued as of  2:00 p.m. However, a Flood watch is in effect until 6:00 p.m.

Tropical Storm Dorian continues to move west northwestward away from the island chain, including Dominica.

Unstable conditions associated with Dorian are however projected to linger across Dominica during the next 6 to 12 hours. The forecast is for scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms during this afternoon into tonight. Preliminary rainfall amounts of near 4 inches or 100 mm has been reported over sections of the island. Due to the anticipation for additional shower activity, isolated cases of flash flooding and landslides are therefore possible. A flash flood watch is now in effect until 6pm this evening.

Small craft operators and other sea users are advised to continue to exercise during this afternoon and the small craft warning will be discontinued at 6pm. Residents in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rock should exercise caution.