A Broad area of disturbed weather in the Northwest Caribbean Sea may develop into a Tropical Depression

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A low pressure center embedded in an extensive area of disturbed weather located just east of the Yucatan Peninsula continues moving slowly northwestward over the northwestern portion of the Caribbean Sea.

Satellite imagery shows disorganized clusters of scattered to numerous moderate showers with isolated strong thunderstorms. There is a high chance that this system may intensify and become a Tropical Depression or Storm over the next few days as it approaches the Florida Peninsula and the Northwest Bahamas. Should this occur, a Tropical Storm Watch will be issued for the Northwest Bahamas.

In any event, residents in the Northwest Bahamas particularly Bimini, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Berry Islands and North Andros should prepare for severe and intense shower and thunderstorm activity with excessive rainfall beginning Friday night the 3rd June, 2022 and
into Saturday 4th June, 2022. Prolonged rainfall resulting in localized flooding in low-lying areas is anticipated. They should also continue to monitor all weather statements issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology.

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology will continue to monitor this system and update the public of any significant development. The public should note that the 1st of June began the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season and is therefore advised to continue preparations.