WEATHER: Flash Flood Watch issued for low-lying areas
The Meteorological Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood prone areas of eastern and central parishes until 5 o'clock this afternoon.
A flash flood watch means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a Warning is issued.
According to the Met Service, projections are for showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times today into Sunday morning.
It says the weather is being impacted by Hurricane Joaquin which is producing showers and thunderstorms across Jamaica.
The Met Service says satellite imagery and Radar observations indicate that moderate to heavy showers affected mainly southern parishes this morning.
Fishers and other small craft operators are urged to exercise caution as they are likely to experience gusty winds and choppy seas in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms over both northern and southern waters.