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Grace to Usher Beneficial Rain Into Drought-Stricken Northern Caribbean Islands

Dominica is still recovering from devastating impacts from Tropical Storm Erika late in August. However, the flood threat with Tropical Rainstorm Grace will be more isolated and less severe.

While the flood threat will need to be monitored, there can be a beneficial aspect to the rain.

“A weakened tropical system without flooding rain or damaging winds would be beneficial to the parts of the Caribbean that are still in the midst of a drought,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Krissy Pydynowski said.

Persistent dry, dusty air and lack of rainfall during the early part of the Atlantic hurricane season deepened a historic drought across the northeast Caribbean.

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