Meteorological Services is keeping its eye on the progress of a westward-moving tropical wave located 1,100 miles or 1,700 kilometres east-southeast of the Windward Islands.
In a weather information statement issued today, the Met Service says the latest model guidance suggests that environmental conditions could become more favourable for slow development of this system in several days while it is forecast to move across the Windward Islands and into the Caribbean Sea.
Regardless of development, the Met Service warns this system is expected to produce moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorm activity and gusty winds across St Vincent and the Grenadines by mid-afternoon Thursday.
Due to the already saturated nature of the soils, especially across the northern areas of mainland SVG, from the recent rainfall event, flash flood watches or warnings may be issued within the coming days.
A weather advisory for a low risk of flash flooding remains in effect. Residents and motorists near the red and orange zones near the La Soufriere volcano should remain alert.
The SVG Met Service notes this information is intended for preparedness purposes.