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Published 6th August 2012, 4:0pm

Tropical Storm Ernesto is forecasted to pass approximately 214 miles south of Grand Cayman early this evening. Based on this path, rain bands associated with this storm will continue to affect the Cayman Islands through Tuesday afternoon.

The Cayman area will continue to experience cloudy to overcast skies with frequent showers and thunder through tomorrow morning. Southeasterly winds of 20 to 25 knots with higher gusts are expected through tomorrow afternoon becoming moderate thereafter.

Seas will continue to be rough with wave heights of 6 to 8 feet especially along the east and south coasts.  Ernesto could generate swells along the west coast tomorrow afternoon.  All marine interests should remain in safe harbor until further notice. 

Weather models forecast 1.00 to 1.50 inches of rainfall accumulation from Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon. This may lead to flooding of low lying areas and all residents should continue exercise caution.

The next bulletin will be issued at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.