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Published 13th September 2010, 12:7pm

An area of extensive cloudiness with widely scattered thundershowers associated with a surface trough/low pressure system over Jamaica will move into the Cayman area on the evening of Monday, 13th September.

The Forecast

Monday, September 13: Partly cloudy skies with a 30% chance of isolated showers and some thunder through the afternoon becoming cloudy to overcast thereafter with a 60% chance of widely scattered thundershowers. Showers may become locally heavy at times. Temperatures will rise to the upper 80ís. Winds will be east to northeast 10 to 15 knots. Seas will be moderate with wave heights of 3 to 5 feet. Gusty winds and rough seas are expected in and around heavy showers. Small crafts should exercise caution over the open waters in the afternoon.

After sunset: Cloudy to overcast with a 70% chance of scattered thundershowers. Showers may become locally heavy at times. Temperatures will fall to the low 70ís. Winds will be east to northeast 10 to 15 knots through late tonight becoming east to southeast 10 to 15 knots thereafter. Seas will be moderate with wave heights of 3 to 5 feet. Gusty winds and rough seas are expected in and around heavy showers. Flooding in low lying areas is expected. Small crafts should exercise caution over the open waters.

OUTLOOK:  is for a decrease in cloudiness and shower activity from Tuesday evening as the surface trough/low pressure system moves west of our area.

Exercise Caution: Heavy rainfall may cause flood water to accumulate in low lying areas. Roads, homes, businesses and parking lots may be affected. Residents in low lying areas may need to take precautionary measures if they live in areas with a history of flooding. Hazard Management Cayman Islands does not plan to open any shelters at this time, but residents should stay tuned to the media for further announcements.

Driving on Flooded Roads - If possible, avoid driving in and around flooded roads. If you have to drive through flood water - drive very slowly. If you hit flood water at speed your vehicle may skid or sheer off. Be especially vigilant at night.