PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten–The combination of a tropical wave and favorable upper level conditions will produce unstable weather conditions across the region from late today, Tuesday November 13th through Wednesday November 14th 2018.
Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with the tropical wave have become less organized over night. However, heavy showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds are still very likely over the local area.
Residents and users of areas prone to flooding should be vigilant and take the necessary precautions as soils are already saturated, which may also lead to rock falls or landslides along hillsides. Motorists should avoid driving on flooded streets until the heavy rainfall has tapered off or ended and the floodwaters have receded.
In case there are lightning strikes very close to your location (loud thunder, less than three seconds between lightning discharge and thunder), switch off and disconnect any sensitive electronic equipment. Also, disconnect any phone line from your computer.
Meteorological Department St. Maarten will continue to monitor the situation and keep the public informed through special bulletins.