A flash-flood warning remains in effect for Barbados.
A flash-flood warning is issued when flooding due to heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (generally less than 6 hours) is occurring or is imminent in the warning area.
Some sections of Barbados have recorded almost 2 inches (50 mm) of rainfall throughout the day as the leading edge of a tropical wave began to affect the island. This tropical wave, in combination with the intertropical convergence zone, is expected to affect the island overnight and therefore, unsettled conditions will persist into tonight. Frequent bursts of moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms can be expected across Barbados.
Additional rainfall accumulations of 20.0 to 40.0 mm in moderate to heavy showers are expected throughout the night.
Residents and visitors should be prepared for the following possibilities:
– Significant run off from higher elevations
– Significant soil erosion likely on exposed or scarred land surfaces
– Large water settlements on roads and fields
– Significant adjustments to water levels of existing water bodies (ponds etc.)
– Significant delays on traffic routes with some roads possibly impassable
– Large objects or debris from higher elevations may also become embedded within fast moving water flows
– Significant flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible
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