Flash Flood Watch in Puerto Rico
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in Puerto Rico.
Periods of heavy rainfall are expected today as Isaac moves south of the area There is a high risk of flash flooding across the eastern half section of Puerto Rico as Isaac moves westward off to the south of the local area.
As the outer bands of Tropical Depression Isaac move closer to the forecast area, showers and thunderstorms with some gusty winds will continue affecting the local islands through the day today. The shower and thunderstorm activity is expected to become more frequent by the mid morning hours today and continue through at least tonight.
Although fast-moving showers and thunderstorms are anticipated, the rainfall activity could be enhanced by the local terrain.
Based on the latest forecast and the complexity of the terrain, rainfall totals will range between 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts possible across the south central, southeast and east sections of Puerto Rico. As a result, there is a moderate to high risk of flash flooding across these areas, and a Flash Flood Watch has been issued.
The alert area covers: Central Interior; Eastern Interior; Northeast; Ponce and Vicinity; San Juan and Vicinity; Southeast
The flash flood watch remains in effect until this evening.