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

A flash flood watch means that flooding is possible and residents are advised to take extra precaution, and be ready to move quickly if flooding is observed or if a warning is issued.

A broad area of low pressure centered about 100 miles south of Jamaica continues to produce an area of showers and thunderstorms over the Caribbean Sea.

The area of Low Pressure, has remained almost stationary overnight. Satellite imagery and RADAR reports indicate that most of the showers remained offshore during the course of the night. However, the forecast is for periods of showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times, may affect most parishes today and continuing into early next week. 

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.

Upper-level winds are expected to be conducive for some development of this system over the next couple of days and there is a medium chance of a tropical cyclone formation during the next 48 hours.

Heavy rains could cause flash flooding and mud slides over the next couple of days as the low remains nearly stationary.