Brief morning showers, dryer afternoon

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Brief showers associated with a surface trough and higher than normal moisture levels will continue to affect the local area. By this afternoon, slightly drier air should begin to limit shower activity. Daytime high temperatures will top out in the mid to upper 80s with easterly winds of 10-15 miles per hour.

Seas will average six feet and winds to 20 knots (23 miles per hour). Small craft operators are urged to exercise caution. By late tonight, an increase in winds should raise sea levels to seven feet. A Small Craft Advisory will go into effect later tonight. There is a high rip current risk at Cramer’s Park on St. Croix with a moderate rip current risk along the remaining coastlines of St. Croix. There is a low to moderate risk of rip currents for St. Thomas and St. John.

IN THE TROPICS
The tropics remain quiet with less than a month to go in the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Sunrise: 6:21 a.m.
Sunset: 5:46 p.m.

FROM THE 3D MANDAHL WEATHER STATION
Monday’s high temperature: 86 degrees at 12:38 p.m.
Monday’s low temperature: 76 degrees at 6:24 p.m.
Peak wind gust: 14 miles per hour at 5:01 p.m.
24-hour rainfall: 0.61 inches
Monthly rainfall: 1.16 inches

Original Source: https://stjohnsource.com/2019/11/05/brief-morning-showers-dryer-afternoon/