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They forecast an active afternoon with downpours and thunderstorms in some sectors of the island

Unstable weather conditions with heavy downpours and thunderstorms will dominate several sectors of the island this afternoon due to the arrival of a new tropical wave that will affect the local area, predicted the National Meteorological Service (SNM) in San Juan.

“We are expecting the downpours and thunderstorms today. The day of downpours will begin after noon and will last for the rest of the night. It will continue for tomorrow, which is when we will have the strongest activity for the entire island “, explained the meteorologist Fernanda Ramos Garces in an interview with The new day.

He indicated that during the morning hours today, sectors of the east and the north coast could receive patches of humidity with temporary and short-term rain.

“We hope it stays that way and that it increases for the afternoon with the arrival of the tropical wave,” anticipated the meteorologist.

Ramos Garces said that although the wind is blowing fast, the meteorological agency expects that accumulations of water will be generated in several sectors that cause, in turn, urban floods and small streams in areas with little drainage.

“We also expect isolated thunderstorms and they can be extensive in coverage areas. These thunderstorms could affect more in sectors of the east and interior-west of the island “, he stressed.

In fact, the weather agency’s outlook states that much of the island is today at low risk of thunderstorms.

Map showing the low risk of thunderstorms in yellow for this Wednesday, October 28, 2020. (NOAA / NWS)

Ramos Garces also highlighted that temperatures today will be within the normal pattern with thermometers that should indicate high 80 degrees Fahrenheit (ºF) in urban and coastal areas, low 70ºF in other sectors and below 70ºF in the mountains.

Meanwhile, he indicated that maritime conditions remain unstable.

“We continue with a warning for operators of small boats and high risk of marine currents, mainly for the north coast”, the expert pointed out.

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