Local forecasters are advising Barbadians to brace for heavy showers, gusty winds and thunderstorms late Wednesday into Thursday.
In a severe weather bulletin issued this evening, the Barbados Meteorological Services said that an approaching tropical wave with axis now near 49/50 degrees West and the remnants of Tropical Depression Kirk will soon begin to affect the island.
It cautioned that the system, which is tracking westward at between 20 to 25 miles per hour, has been fluctuating in intensity and some re-development is possible as it approaches Barbados and the Windward Islands.
The Met Office said this could require the issuing of a Tropical Storm Watch or Warning for Barbados at late notice.
The forecasters said regardless of the system’s development, the island will begin to experience surface winds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour late tomorrow.
In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms are expected and rainfall accumulations of at least two to four inches could occur. Residents are advised to be alert for flash flooding.
Meanwhile, a high-surf advisory and a small-craft warning will take effect from tomorrow until 6 a.m., Monday, October 1.