... Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon AST today through Saturday
The National Weather Service in San Juan has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for all of Puerto Rico... including Culebra and
* From noon AST today through Saturday afternoon
* a surge of moisture in the easterly trade winds will bring heavy
showers and scattered thunderstorms to the area. Some of these
areas will see repeated passages of heavy showers leading to flooding.
* Numerous showers and thunderstorms will raise some area small
streams and rivers to flood stage during the next 24 to 36
hours. Some roads and highways in the area will become
impassable... especially during the afternoons or early evening.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy
rain across the watch area... which may lead to flooding. If you
are in the watch area... check your preparedness requirements...
especially if you have interests along area rivers. Keep
informed... and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed
or if a Flash Flood Warning is issued.
People in the watch area should continue to be aware of the
possibility for heavy rainfall. Avoid low lying areas... and be
careful when approaching Highway dips and underpasses. The
heavy rain could also cause mudslides in areas of steep terrain.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio... local TV... radio or your
cable television provider for later statements and possible
This product... along with other weather... hydrological and
climate information... is available on the web at
http://www.Srh.NOAA.Gov/sju or at http://weather.Gov.