More rain is expected tonight as an Intertropical Convergence Zone is nearing Trinidad and Tobago with strong wind shear keeping much of the activity south and east of Trinidad.

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to begin affecting eastern and southern Trinidad near midnight, spreading across the country through Wednesday.

Higher, overall rainfall accumulations are forecast to remain south and east of the country.

The forecast is for gusty winds in excess of 55 KM/H and street or flash flooding across both islands. Flooding will be exacerbated across Southern Trinidad, where several streams, tributaries, and smaller rivers have already burst their banks. Increased sustained winds across the country, particularly ahead of and during thunderstorms and heavy showers are also possible. These gusty winds may cause scattered areas of power dips/outages, downed trees, and localized wind damage.

Frequent lightning may accompany thunderstorms. Landslides are possible across the Northern Range and Tobago. Funnel clouds and waterspouts are unlikely. Seas are forecast to remain agitated.

The alert remains effective from 11:00 PM Tuesday through 4:00 PM Wednesday for Trinidad, Tobago, and surrounding marine areas.