The hurricane warning for St. Kitts and Nevis will be lifted at 8 PM, according to Senior Meteorologist Elmo Burke.
During a media conference this evening, it was revealed that as of 5 PM, Hurricane Tammy was positioned approximately 95 miles east of the islands.
Burke stated that based on the current trajectory, Tammy is expected to travel northwesterly at a speed of about 10 miles per hour, likely to keep most of the tropical storm winds away from St. Kitts and Nevis. Therefore, the hurricane warning will be discontinued at 8 PM.
Despite this, the islands still anticipate additional overcast conditions to persist tonight and tomorrow, along with showers and thunderstorms.
Because of this, St. Kitts and Nevis may experience increased rainfall activity and a heightened risk of flash flooding. The National Emergency Operations Centre will remain active overnight to monitor the rainfall, and shelters will remain open.
Abdias Samuel, the National Disaster Coordinator at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has stated that updates regarding reopening the Ports of Entry will be given tomorrow morning.
The public is still advised to stay home and avoid the streets due to expected rainfall.
Meanwhile, Brent Dyer of the Nevis Disaster Management Department has reported that sporadic periods of rainfall have been experienced on Nevis, particularly on the northern side of the island.
Although wind speeds have died down a bit, some areas are still in a bit of a calm.
Eight persons are in shelters, and Dyer is appealing to the public to remain off the streets and not to be fooled by the wind speed lull since wind conditions are expected to deteriorate as the evening progresses.