JamaicaObserver.com: "A Hurricane watch remains in effect for Jamaica, even as Tropical Storm Tomas has been downgraded to a tropical depression. The system is expected to re-strengthen today and tomorrow. This means that hurricane conditions still pose a possible threat within 48 hours.
Although Tomas has further weakened over the past six hours, there has been little change to the forecast track and hurricane-force winds are still expected to re-develop as the system changes direction. With this in mind, outer bands should begin to affect southern and northeastern parishes of Jamaica within 24 hours, while Tomas is expected to be closest to the island on Friday morning."