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    Heavy Rain, Localized Flooding Persist in the Caribbean

    By By AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Mike Doll
    November 06, 2013, 4:37:17 AM EST

    Portions of the northern Caribbean have been doused by episodes of heavy rain since last week and additional downpours are a threat through Wednesday.

    While there will be some dry hours, rainfall at inopportune times can put a damper on activities for those vacationing in the region.

    The more intense showers and thunderstorms can kick up the surf and create dangerous boating conditions.


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    Torrential downpours can cause localized flooding, especially over the mountainous terrain of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico.

    Some locations have received more than 3 inches of rain since last week and some locations could receive another 1-2 inches through Wednesday.

    Caribbean Rainfall Since Oct. 29

    Location
    Rainfall Amount
    St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
    4.22 inches
    Juliana Airport, St. Martin
    3.31 inches
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    2.19 inches
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    1.99 inches
    Le Raizet, Guadeloupe
    1.62 inches

    The recent rain is not in association with any organized tropical system and tropical development in the Caribbean is not anticipated through this week.

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    Rather, a combination of warm and very moist air over the region and disturbances moving through have been creating the showers and storms on a daily basis.

    This same pattern will persist through Wednesday before drier air enters the Caribbean by late week.

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