ROOTS FM WEATHER: The significant weather feature today is High-Pressure Ridge across Jamaica that is across Jamaica. This ridge will cause showers across the island for the next few days.
Additionally, there is a Low-Level Jet Stream across the central Caribbean.
A Low-Level Jet Stream is a narrow band of fast flowing winds in the lower level of the atmosphere.
This Afternoon… Isolated showers and thunderstorms across western parishes, partly cloudy elsewhere. Windy especially across southern parishes.
Tonight… Partly cloudy.
Maximum temperature expected for Kingston today… 33 degrees Celsius.
Maximum temperature expected for Montego Bay today… 33 degrees Celsius.
3-DAY FORECAST (starting tomorrow):
Thursday: Mainly sunny morning. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms across western parishes. Night-time showers across eastern parishes. Windy.
Friday: Morning showers and isolated thunderstorms across eastern parishes. Cloudy afternoon with showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of most parishes. Windy.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and windy.
Other Current Regional Weather Features:
A Tropical Wave across the eastern Caribbean and is expected to move across Jamaica late Thursday into Friday.
An Area of Low Pressure located midway between the west coast of Africa and the Windward Islands has a high chance of tropical cyclone development in the next five days.
Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad low pressure area and tropical wave located about 1300 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands have become better organized since yesterday. Interests in the Lesser Antilles should closely monitor the progress of this system, as advisories on a potential tropical cyclone, accompanied by tropical storm watches for portions of this area, are likely to be issued later today.