Better Weather Saturday Morning


A stable air mass is expected to prevail across the local area through at least the early afternoon hours producing mainly fair weather conditions with little in the way of showers. By late this afternoon into tonight, scattered showers are expected to increase across the local waters and possibly affect portions of the islands as a low-level trough moves across the area. High temperatures should top out in the mid to upper 80s.

Mariners can expect seas to five feet with easterly winds at 10-20 knots (12-23 miles per hour). There is a moderate risk of rip currents for most of northern, eastern, and south-facing beaches of St. Croix.


Today marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, which will run until November 30. Long-term averages for the number of named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes are 12, 6, and 3, respectively. There are no active tropical weather systems of concern to the Virgin Islands presently.

Sunrise: 5:43 a.m.
Sunset: 6:52 p.m.

From 3D Mandahl Weather Station:

Friday’s high temperature: 86 degrees at 1:50 p.m.
24-hour rainfall total: .24 inches

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