A low-pressure weather disturbance approaching the Leeward Islands is expected to bring gusty winds and thunderstorms during it passage Thursday and Friday. Karl Herbert of the National Emergency Management Agency has indicated that it is not a tropical system, but that “heavy rainfall”could be expected. The clusters of thunderstorm have been given the name Invest 96L, and the National Hurricane Center informs that a hurricane hunter aircraft is expected to investigate the disturbance on Thursday afternoon, searching for signs of further development. An advisory issued Thursday morning by Desmond Brown, LIAT’s head of Corporate Communications, states, ” Some flights could be disrupted starting late today and into tomorrow. “Passengers travelling north of Antigua – Anguilla, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, San Juan, St. Thomas and Tortola are advised that there may be disruptions at those airports depending on the progress of the weather system.”Friday’s forecast for St. Kitts and Nevis predicts 90 percent chance of showers, with heavier showers and thunderstorms occurring in the afternoon. Temperature is expected to be about 83°F, accompanied by humidity of about 81 percent. Winds are expected out of the southeast ranging from 15 to 25 mph.