A large mass of tropical moisture will continue to impact the Caribbean Sea to South Florida through the end of the week, bringing drenching downpours.
As a result, a majority of the islands' residents are at risk for flooding and other issues provided by such consistent and heavy rainfall.
High pressure over Bermuda is expected to strengthen , while broad low pressure near Central America will push moisture north out of South America.
Colliding winds will be found over the Greater Antilles through the week, resulting in heavy showers and thunderstorms.
Activity across the region will be both more numerous and heavier than normal this week. Any individual storm could bring the potential for significant rainfall and as a result, flash flooding.
Urban, low lying, and poor drainage areas will be under the greatest threat this week from flash flooding.
As the rains continue to pile onto the region, mudslides will become an increasing threat to the region. Soils will eventually become saturated enough that it will be allowed to give way. In the higher terrain of the Greater Antilles, this spells mudslides.
To make matters worse, much of the Caribbean has already seen above-normal precipitation this month. The normal precipitation for San Juan for the month of May is 8.05 inches (20.45 centimeters). San Juan has already seen 10.30 inches (26.16 centimeters) on the month, and this week will certainly see that total rise.
While some residents may welcome the rain, vacationers in the region may not be happy to hear that the wet pattern may linger for an extended period. The high moisture seems to be locked up over the Greater Antilles through this week and perhaps into the weekend.
Next week, this moisture could develop into a tropical system somewhere from the northwestern Caribbean to the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. If something were to develop, interests western Cuba to Yucatan, Mexico and the southeastern United States could be impacted directly or indirectly.
Thumbnail image courtesy of photos.com
In the wake of the snowstorm that grazed the Pittsburgh area on Wednesday, the region will only have to contend with minor weather-related issues this Thanksgiving weekend.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will get a break from wintry storms for the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
Philadelphia will get a break from wintry storms for the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
A storm with rain and heavy snow is stretching across the East Coast and Appalachians.
A snowstorm pummeling the East has produced lengthy flight delays and treacherous travel on roadways Wednesday.
Areas of snow and ice will create slippery travel for some northern states on Black Friday, while the weather will cooperate for shoppers over most of nation.
Thanksgiving Weekend blizzard begins. A total of 21.5 inches of snow in Denver (26th-27th). Zero visibility at Limen, Co, for 24 consecutive hours.
New England (1888)
Hurricane passed inside Nantucket over Cape Cod. Later crossed Nova Scotia Block Island- 84 mph wind gust.
North Dakota (1896)
Thanksgiving Day Blizzard. "Wind Velocity and snowfall never equalled before."