Fair Saturday, Possible Isolated Showers As Usual


Fair weather will continue through the morning hours. A surface trough to the north of the local area, and an increase in moisture levels may lead to the development of a few scattered showers from time to time. Daytime highs are expected to reach the upper 80s to low 90s with light winds from the southeast.

Seas to five feet and winds to ten knots are expected. A northerly swell will arrive tonight creating choppy seas along the northern waters and local passages. There is a moderate risk of rip currents for some beaches along
the northern coastline of both St. Thomas and St. Croix.

A tropical wave, accompanied by a broad area of low pressure, is expected to move off the west coast of Africa on Sunday.  Although tropical storm development is unlikely this late in the hurricane season, some development of this system is possible before upper-level winds become unfavorable by the middle of next week.  This system is expected move westward to northwestward toward the Cape Verde Islands during the next several days. The system will pose no threat to the Caribbean region or the Virgin Islands.

Sunrise: 6:13 a.m.
Sunset: 6:00 p.m.

Friday’s high temperature: 87 degrees at 3:29 p.m.
Friday’s low temperature: 76 degrees at 12:01 p.m.
Peak wind gust: 11 miles per hour at 10:40 a.m.
24-hour rainfall: 0.87 inches
Monthly rainfall: 0.94 inches

Original Source: https://stjohnsource.com/2019/10/12/fair-saturday-possible-isolated-showers-as-usual/