ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Patrons attending tonight’s Jaycees Caribbean Queen Show could be in for a wet evening, according to weather experts who predict rain could persist from this afternoon into tonight.
Forecasters at the Antigua Metrological Services expect rainfall as they continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Ernesto that is anticipated to directly impact the Windward Islands.
Currently the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada and Barbados are under a tropical storm watch.
As the island continues to see intermittent showers during Carnival celebrations, Cecil Matthew of the Antigua & Barbuda Metrological Services said more rain is expected.
“Some cloud and shower activity could reach as far north as Antigua and the rest of the Leeward Islands. Other than showers, we are not expecting tropical storm winds, just some gust, but most of it will be cloudiness with showers, depending on how far north the cloud mass progresses,” Matthews said.
Tropical Storm Ernesto formed in the Atlantic Ocean out of a tropical depression that has sent scattered showers over Antigua.
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