The Met Service has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch which had been in effect since Thursday afternoon.

In its latest bulletin, the Met Service says the chance of a tropical cyclone development around Jamaica has significantly reduced.

However, a flash flood warning remains in effect for low-lying and flood-prone areas of some parishes.

These include Westmoreland, St. Elizabeth, Manchester, Clarendon, St. Catherine, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Thomas, Portland and St. Mary.

A flash flood watch also remains in effect for the island until 5 Saturday morning.

The Met Service says the system is expected to move across Jamaica this afternoon before moving over Cuba, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands on Saturday.

The system is packing maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, with higher gusts.

The Met Service says some strengthening is also possible over the next couple of days.

The poorly organised system continues to produce significant rainfall and flooding is expected to continue mainly over southern and eastern parishes today and into tonight.