PUERTO RICO flooding is possible
Flash Flood WatchFLASH FLOOD WATCH
National Weather Service San Juan PR
416 AM AST Fri Apr 14 2017
...The potential for periods of heavy rains and flash flooding is
expected to continued at least until later today.
.The low pressure system northwest of the area will continue to
disrupt the local weather pattern and maintain a very light southwest
wind flow across the region during the day. The combination of light
winds, available low level moisture and good sea breeze convergence
will all support another day of enhanced convection across parts of
the central interior and northern half of Puerto Rico. In addition,
daytime heating and local terrain effects will continue to play an
important part in creating conditions conducive to the development
of enhanced afternoon showers and thunderstorms. The local soil is
fairly saturated and rivers still remain above normal levels. Any
additional moderate to heavy rainfall will only aggravate the situation
and likely cause quick rising of water levels and flooding of streams
and rivers in Puerto Rico. Mudslide and debris flow will also remain
possible in areas of steep terrain due to loose and unstable soil.
For this reason the Flash flood watch will remain in effect until
later this afternoon. Residents and visitors are urged to exercise
caution along rivers and streams and in flood prone areas.
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-Southeast-Eastern Interior-
North Central-Central Interior-Ponce and Vicinity-Northwest-
Western Interior-Mayaguez and Vicinity-Southwest-
Including the cities of Bayamon2, Carolina, Catano, Guaynabo,
San Juan, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Tujillo Alto, Ceiba, Canovanas,
Fajardo, Humacao, Loiza, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande, Arroyo,
Guayama, Maunabo, Patillas, Salinas, Yabucoa, Aguas Buenas,
Caguas, Cayey, Cidra, Comerio, Gurabo, Juncos, Las Piedras,
San Lorenzo, Arecibo, Barceloneta, Dorado, Florida, Manati,
Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Aibonito, Baranquitas, Ciales, Coamo,
Corozal, Jayuya, Morovis, Naranjito, Orocovis, Villalba,
Guayanilla, Juana Diaz, Yauco, Penuelas, Ponce, Santa Isabel,
Aguadilla, Camuy, Hatillo, Isabela, Quebradillas, Adjuntas,
Lares, Las Marias, Maricao, Sabana Grande, San Sebastian, Utuado,
Aguada, Anasco, Hormigueros, Mayaguez, Moca, Rincon, San German,
Cabo Rojo, Guanica, and Lajas
416 AM AST Fri Apr 14 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* A portion of Puerto Rico, including the following areas,
Central Interior, Eastern Interior, Mayaguez and Vicinity,
North Central, Northeast, Northwest, Ponce and Vicinity, San
Juan and Vicinity, Southeast, Southwest, and Western Interior.
* Through this afternoon
* Showers and thunderstorms with areas of heavy rain are expected
to develop over the interior sections of Puerto Rico and slowly
spread north and east leaving anywhere between 2 to 5 inches in
the most affected flood prone areas during the afternoon.
* These heavy rains will bring rapid rises in area rivers and
streams and will make transiting on roads and low lying areas
impassable. This may also may trigger dangerous mudslides and
debris flow without warning.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.