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A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, and St. Kitts and Nevis starting from 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, until 8 p.m. Thursday.
This means that there is a possibility of moderate to major flooding in the affected areas, although it is not imminent at the moment.
Flash floods can be highly dangerous, and the watch may be upgraded to a warning depending on the situation.
It is advised that residents living in low-lying and flood-prone areas should take necessary precautions to safeguard their life and property.
They should be prepared to move to higher ground in case of flooding rains or a flash flood warning is issued.
The British Virgin Islands are currently experiencing heavy showers due to a frontal trough, which is moving towards the east and expected to reach the Leeward Islands by tonight.
Some places have already received up to 4 inches of rain in the last 24 hours, and another 1-4 inches of rainfall is possible by Thursday 8 p.m.
As a result, moderate to major flooding of low-lying and flood-prone areas is likely to occur.