Lots of rain on the way to St. John

The government says today is going to be a washout – literally.

A flash flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service, in effect until early Tuesday morning.

As usual, this is a bittersweet situation.  Tourists don't want rain on their parade, locals give thanks for water coming from the sky into their cisterns.  It's been a dry winter on the island, and rainfall is welcome. However, all things in moderation is still the preferred way.  

And with some of the roads still not repaired from floods and washouts of months ago, the prospect of more runoff from the hills is not welcome.

The NWS issued this 'Hazardous Weather Outlook" just before dawn Monday.  

"SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE ISLANDS. AS A RESULT… MUCH OF THE EAST…NORTH AND WEST INTERIOR SECTIONS OF PUERTO RICO WILL HAVE THE GREATEST RISK OF FLOODING OF URBAN AREAS AS WELL AS RIVERS AND SMALL STREAMS ALONG WITH MUDSLIDES. THEREFORE. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT."

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