Flash flood watch issued for Puerto Rico throughout the weekend

Flash flood watch issued for Puerto Rico throughout the weekend

Looking ahead to what was already anticipated to be a weekend with significant accumulations of rain throughout the island, he National Weather Service (SNM) on Thursday issued a flood watch for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands from Friday through Sunday.

“A flash flood watch has been issued for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands from 6 AM Friday until 6 PM AST Sunday.”reads a post on X’s profile from the agency.

Although earlier Manuel Ramos, SNM meteorologist in San Juan, had indicated to El Nuevo Dia that Thursday is expected to be a “transitional day”, on Wednesday afternoon it had been warned about a high risk of flooding as a trough passes over the next few daysparticularly between Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

What we issued yesterday was a hydrological perspective, to tell the public what we envision for the weekend. We are awaiting how the model behaves and how conditions are going and a decision would be made to issue a flash flood watch for Thursday“said Ramos, who indicated that the forecast of rain accumulation for the entire weekend is still being determined.

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