NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Central and Northwest Bahamas.
This includes Abaco, Andros, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Grand Bahama, Long Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador and the Berry Islands.
The warning will remain in effect until midnight.
According to meteorologists, moderate to heavy rainfall along with thunderstorms associated with low to mid-level troughing was spotted via satellite imagers and radars from the gulf of Mexico and northwestern Caribbean sea.
“This moist airmass is expected to produce prolonged rainfall, so localized flooding is possible during this event,” the department said around 1pm.
“Some of the thunderstorms will be severe at times and may cause strong gusty winds; dangerous lightning; heavy downpours; hail and possible waterspout or tornadic activity.”
The department said boaters in the warning area should remain in port and residents should remain indoors and away from windows as conditions worsen.