The previously issued warning to the Caribbean of a tropical storm watch has been updated and it has now upgraded into Tropical Storm Lisa.
Over the weekend, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica (Met Service) had stated on Twitter, “The system is moving west near 19 km/h (12 mph) and a westward to west-northwestward motion is expected over the next few days. On the current track, the system is expected to pass south of Jamaica on Monday and south of the Cayman Islands on Tuesday.” It also mentioned that the system is likely to give rise to strong winds and heavy rainfall locally, especially in southern and eastern parishes starting Monday, October 31, 2022.
The most recent report by the Met Service declared that Lisa is focused on latitude 15.6 degrees North, longitude 76.7 degrees West or approximately 265 kilometres (165 miles) south of Morant Point, Jamaica.
A warning is in effect for fishermen that frequent the banks and cays because the condition of the sea is currently unpredictable and perilous to navigate. Gusty winds are expected to be produced by the storm over southern offshore waters.
As Tropical Storm Lisa is anticipated to strengthen in the coming days, the Met Service update divulged, “The system has the potential to produce 50-100 millimetres (2-4 inches) of rainfall over eastern and southern parishes. Residents should be on alert for possible flash flooding.”