Local May 15, 2017 | 8:07 pm

More downpours as trough arrives from the west

Santo Domingo.- The Emergency Operations Center (COE) and the National Weather Office (ONAMET) warned that the increasing cloudiness will accompany downpours and thunderstorms over much of the country starting Monday afternoon, from a trough approaching from Cuba during the next 24 to 48 hours.

They said the moisture content will increase considerably from the air mass that covers the national territory.

“As a result of this, in addition to hydrological conditions, a green alert is issued for the 14 provinces: Monseñor Nouel, La Vega, San José de Ocoa, María Trinidad Sánchez, Duarte (especially Bajo Yuna), Santiago Rodríguez, Puerto Plata, Barahona , Elias Piña, Pedernales, Montecristi, Dajabón, Valverde and Espaillat,” the COE said.

The expected rains come after a relatively dry weekend, followed by the torrential rains last week.

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