3:00 PM ECT MON, NOV 7, 2022

The Leeward Islands

A Flash Flood Advisory is in effect for minor flooding in low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Kitts valid until 8pm tonight, and Barbuda valid until 12 midnight.

A Flood Flood Advisory means that streams, creeks and drains may be elevated or even overflowing into streets, low-lying and flood-prone areas; however, property damage will be minimal.

Inconveniences can be expected but the flooding is not expected to be immediately life-threatening. However, just one foot of flowing water is enough to sweep vehicles off the road.

When encountering flooded roads be extremely cautious, and if in doubt, make the smart choice, turn around and don’t drown. Move to higher ground.

Rain bands associated with Tropical Storm Nicole are influencing the weather over the Leeward and the British Virgin Islands, causing periodic heavy showers.

Already, in excess of 3 inches have fallen in some places in the last 12 hours and another 2 inches or more are likely in the next 12 hours.

Hence, minor flooding of low-lying and flood-prone areas is expected.

Antigua and Barbuda meteorological services will continue to monitor the situation. Please call 463-4638 for later statements.

Also, stay tuned to local radio and tv stations for the latest information.

Forecaster: Lorne salmon