Flood threat as Hurricane Jerry passes by Leeward Islands


    The National Hurricane Centre is warning of possible flooding in parts of the Leeward Islands, as Hurricane Jerry passes by.

    Jerry will move north of the northern Leeward Islands later today, pass well north of Puerto Rico on Saturday, be well east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday and turn northward on Monday.

    It is expected to produce 1 to 3 inches of rainfall, with isolated maximum totals of 4 to 6 inches in some cases.

    This rainfall, it warns, may produce life-threatening flash floods.

    Jerry has maximum sustained winds are 130 km/h, and while weakening is forecast overnight, but it could re-strengthen early next week.