The Cayman Islands can receive up to 8 inches of rainfall, according to forecasters at the Cayman Islands Weather Service.
Satellite pictures show a large area of cloudiness with embedded thunderstorms moving Northeastward across the Cayman area. Weather models indicate rainfall amounts of 3 to 4 inches are likely during the next 24 hours with a maximum of 8 inches. Continued flooding of low-lying areas is expected during the next 24 hours and residents are urged to take necessary precautions.
Additionally, south to southeast winds of 15 to 20 knots and rough seas are expected to continue over the area. Higher gusts in and around heavy showers will continue. A small craft warning is in effect.
The Cayman Islands National Weather Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system. All residents are urged to stay tuned to the local media for further updates.
The next severe weather bulletin will be issued May 22nd at 5 a.m.