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Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for eastern parishes

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for eastern parishes

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for eastern parishes.

Meanwhile, the watch for Trelawny and St. Ann has been stopped.

The Met Service said the extended Flash Flood Watch is for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas and Kingston and St Andrew.

It is in effect until 8am tomorrow.

Although the wide trough remains near Jamaica, it begins to slowly move away from the island and weaken at the same time.

As a result, activity associated with this system is expected to decrease after tonight.

Observations show that light to moderate and sometimes heavy rain and thunderstorms have affected most parishes today.

The forecast is for persistent showers and thunderstorms this evening, mainly in the eastern and central parishes, with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms affecting parts of most parishes on Saturday.

A Flash Flood Watch means flash flooding is possible, and residents are advised to take precautions, stay informed by listening for further messages from the metering service and be ready for quick action if flooding is spotted or a warning is issued is issued.