Flash Flood Watch
Expires 6:00 PM AST on May 25, 2013
Statement as of 4:05 am AST on May 25, 2013
... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this afternoon...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* all of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
* Through this afternoon
* showers and thunderstorms today will pose a risk of localized
heavy rainfall and isolated flash flooding. Deeper moisture is
being drawn over the area on east southeast low level winds and
will begin to interact with an upper level trough approaching
from the west. Widespread areas of two to four inches of rain
appear likely north of the central Cordillera... and eastern
Puerto Rico... with one to two inches possible over Culebra and
Vieques and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These amounts of rain could
fall in a short period of time leading to flash flooding of
small streams and rivers.
* Expect rapid rises in small streams or guts and rivers... with
mudslides possible in steep terrain.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy
rain across the watch area... which may lead to flooding. If you are
in the watch area... check your preparedness requirements...
especially if you have interests along area rivers. Keep informed...
and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a Flash
Flood Warning is issued.
People in the watch area should continue to be aware of the
possibility for heavy rainfall. Avoid low lying areas... and be
careful when approaching Highway dips and underpasses. The heavy
rain could also cause mudslides in areas of steep terrain.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio... local TV... radio or your cable
television provider for later statements and possible warnings.
This product... along with other weather... hydrological and climate
information... is available on the web at http://www.Srh.NOAA.Gov/sju
or at http://weather.Gov.