Tropical storm Cindy lost organization and was downgraded from its brief hurricane status Sunday night. Cindy is still far from the Virgin Islands and weather services predict the storm will regain strength before passing to the northeast.
All weather services emphasize that long-term projections are subject to change and islanders should continue to monitor weather reports.
Virgin Islanders making their fall hurricane season preparations over the weekend were interrupted by rains from a strong tropical wave passing to the north of the area Sunday and Monday. The National Weather Service issued flash flood watches Sunday for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
A flash flood watch means flash flooding is possible within the watch area. People in the watch area are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed and be ready for quick action if flash flooding is observed or a warning is issued, according to the Weather Service. The watch continues until noon Monday.
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