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KINGSTON — The Meteorological Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5:00 p.m. tomorrow.

A flash flood watch means that flooding is possible and residents are advised to take extra precautionary measures, and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.

Over the past few days, rains associated with a weather system has been affecting Jamaica, this area of Low Pressure over the Caribbean Sea, south of Jamaica has become a little better defined today.

Satellite imagery and radar reports indicate that cloudy conditions with scattered light to moderate; and at times heavy showers, affected mostly central and eastern parishes in the morning and northwestern parishes during the afternoon.

The forecast is for periods of showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times, to continue affecting most parishes tonight and continuing into the weekend.

Fishers and other marine interests are advised to exercise caution, as strong winds and rough sea conditions are expected in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.

The Area of Low Pressure currently has a low chance of developing into a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, however, the Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.