More severe storms have continued to develop as the day progresses and the Ponce area is now under warning of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service (SNM) in San Juan.
The areas that could be affected include Ponce, Peñuelas, Guayanilla, Aguilita, Coto Laurel, Luis Lloréns Torres, Tallaboa Alta, Guayabal, Capitanejo, Santo Domingo, Magas Arriba, Tallaboa and Marueno.
While, for the The metropolitan area has already expired the warnings that were present. The SNM issued a severe storm warning near midday for municipalities in the metropolitan area and the eastern interior of the Island.
Winds of up to 40 mph are expected for San Juan, Aguas Buenas, Caguas, Trujillo Alto, Guaynabo, Toa Alta, Sabana Seca, Cataño, Bayamón, Naranjito, Corozal, Carolina, Campanilla, Ingenio, H. Rivera Colon, San José, Galateo, Pajaros, Bairoa and Candelaria.
11:15 am: Special Weather Statement has been issued for San Juan metropolitan area. Heavy showers are moving across the area. A special statement on the weather has been issued for the San Juan metropolitan area. Heavy downpours move through the area. #prwx
– NWS San Juan (@NWSSanJuan) July 21, 2020
“If you are outside, consider seeking refuge inside a building. Torrential rain is also occurring with this storm, and can cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooding roads, "the SNM recommended.
Then he warned of the possibility of tornadoes with these severe thunderstorms and winds of up to 60 mph for Bayamón.
" Stay alert for a possible tornado ! Tornadoes can quickly develop from severe thunderstorms. If you see a tornado, immediately go to a small central room in a sturdy structure, "added the SNM.
The SNM recommended that people who report severe weather conditions (tornado, strong winds, or flooding) report it to the police so that this in turn reports to the National Weather Service in San Juan.
"You can also share your report with NWS San Juan on Facebook and Twitter," they detail.
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