ST. JOHN’S, Antigua — A flash-flood watch is now in effect for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Kitts and Nevis, according to Lenard Josiah at the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services. Flood warnings are also in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat and Anguilla. The flood watch is in effect until midnight tonight.

A flash flood watch means that moderate to major flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch area.

Residents in low-lying and flood-prone areas should make preparations for flooding to safe-guard life and property. They should be prepared to move to higher ground if flooding rains develop or a flash-flood warning is issued.

A tropical wave interacting with a trough over the Leeward Island is causing periodic heave showers and will continue to support the formation of showers and thunderstorms over the islands until tonight.

Rainfall accumulations of 2 inches are possible; hence, moderate flooding of low-lying and flood-prone areas is possible. This watch could be upgraded to an advisory or warning at short notice if warranted.

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services and the St. Kitts Meteorological Services will continue to monitor the weather situation. Please stay tuned to Local Radio or television for watch updates and possible warnings.