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INVEST99L COULD BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO

INVEST99L COULD BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO

August 24, 20161799Views

At 8:00p.m. Satellite images, surface observations, and radar from the Lesser Antilles indicate that a broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave—Invest99L, a couple of hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles has become a little better defined.

Although environmental conditions are only marginally conducive for development, this system could become a tropical depression during the next day or two while it moves west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph near the Leeward Islands and the Greater Antilles.

A flash flood watch issued by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services for low-lying and flood prone areas in the British Virgin Islands, is scheduled to take effect from 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday August 24.

Environmental conditions could become more conducive later this week while the system moves near the southeastern and central Bahamas. Another Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate Invest 99L tomorrow, if necessary.

Forecasters have advised that individuals from the islands of the northeastern Caribbean Sea to the Bahamas should continue to monitor the progress of this system. Gusty winds, heavy rains, and possible flash floods and mud slides could occur over portions of these areas regardless of tropical cyclone formation.

The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the systems and advise the public accordingly. Please visit our website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or join us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/bvi.ddm/