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Flash Flood Watch in Effect Through Saturday Night

A flash flood watch has been issued for the territory effective through 8 p.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service in San Juan issued the warning Thursday along with a forecast calling for heavy rain, and the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to be cautious.

According to the weather service, deep tropical moisture associated with a low pressure system across the southwestern Atlantic will be drawn north across the Virgin Islands late Thursday into Saturday. As the moisture combines with a very unstable air mass, rainfall across the Virgin Islands will be enhanced, especially on Friday.

While the heaviest and widespread rainfall is expected overnight tonight through Friday evening, the potential for scattered to locally numerous showers and urban and small stream flooding will precede this larger event through Thursday evening.

VITEMA asks residents, particularly the motoring public, to be cautious as heavy rainfall is expected. Be careful when approaching dips and low lying areas. Widespread rainfall of 2 to 3 inches is expected for most of the territory with isolated rainfall of 6 to 8 inches.

Further information is available by calling 340-774-2244.

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