Local weather system may become tropical storm

| 05/07/2010

(CNS) Although the National Hurricane Centre in Miami has downgraded the probability of the local weather system in the western Caribbean developing into a tropical storm it said there was still a 40% possibility of the system near the Cayman Islands becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours. The system is slowly moving westwards away from Cayman but storms are still predicted for the next five days with a small craft warning still in place for today’s holiday Monday. The forecast calls for Cloudy skies with light showers of rain and some thunder this morning decreasing to partly cloudy skies with isolated showers and possible thunder from this afternoon.

Winds over the open sea are expected to be southeast 10 to 15 knots today, 5 to 10 knots tonight, sea states are moderate to rough with wave heights of 4 to 6 feet.

“A tropical depression could still form over the next couple of days as this system moves northwestward,” the NHC said.
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  1. Afraid to Strap on a Pair Also says:

    I’m neither Caymanian nor expat but think that this hurricane season has the capacity to wreak more havoc than was ever seen in the past.  As I recall there were alot of kind and good folks around after Ivan who wanted to give back to this island and after doing so were not so politely handed their hats.  In the wake of this last year’s events I’m not feeling particularly warm and fuzzy and don’t believe that I would lift a finger to help monopolistic profiteers (others call it a dictatorship but I find this to be something of a misnomer;  it’s pure greed which is not only tolerated but enabled and even emulated in the private sector).  That being said, let’s pray that the forecasters are incorrect about the activity of this hurricane season.  Most of us are trying to come up with good reasons to stick around this tainted island.  Me;  I’m fresh out.