The Meteorological Service has continued the Flash Flood Warning for all parishes until 8 am tomorrow.
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING means flooding has been reported or will occur shortly. Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents are likely.
Residents in low-lying areas should be on the alert for rising waters and be ready to move quickly to higher ground.
Ida is expected to move over western Cuba this evening. Steady to rapid strengthening is expected when Ida moves over the southeastern and central Gulf of Mexico over the weekend, and Ida is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it approaches the northern Gulf coast on Sunday.
Observational data indicate that moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms have been affecting sections of all parishes, especially central and western parishes, throughout today.
As Ida continues to move further away from Jamaica, the forecast is for periods of showers and thunderstorms to continue for several more hours across sections of most parishes, especially southern and northwestern parishes. Conditions are then expected to improve by Saturday morning.
Strong gusty winds are also expected in the vicinity of thunderstorms and over hilly terrain. Flash flooding is expected to occur over low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes. Additionally, due to the high level of ground saturation, landslides are also possible.
Marine operators are advised to remain in safe harbour until all warning messages have been lifted and sea conditions have returned to normal.