A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for Jamaica as Tropical Depression Grace approaches southwestern Haiti and moves closer to Jamaica.
This means that tropical storm conditions continue to pose a possible threat to Jamaica within 48 hours.
At 1:00 p.m. the centre of Tropical Depression Grace was located approximately 300 miles east of Morant Point, Jamaica.
Grace is now moving towards the west-northwest near 19 km/h (12 mph) and this general motion is expected to continue over the next few days.
On the forecast track, the centre of Grace will pass between Jamaica and Cuba on tomorrow as a tropical storm.
Widespread showers and thunderstorms associated with the tropical depression will affect Jamaica starting late tonight and continuing through the day on Tuesday.
Rainfall amounts could reach 4-6 inches, generating flash floods and possible landslides across the island. Strong, gusty winds will also be experienced, primarily over northern parishes tomorrow.
Sea conditions will gradually deteriorate over the next 24-36 hours, especially east and north of the island and marine interests are urged to exercise extreme caution.
Small craft operators should remain in port.