Morning and Afternoon Showers


Trade wind showers are expected to continue through this morning and some afternoon showers are also possible. A tropical wave is expected to move across the Caribbean waters during the weekend. While the associated moisture is expected to remain south of the territory, the wave will increase the potential for shower activity late Saturday into Sunday morning.

Mariners can expect five foot seas and winds to 15 knots (17 miles per hour) today. Across the Caribbean waters, winds to 20 knots (23 miles per hour) are forecast. Small craft operators should exercise caution across these waters. There is a moderate risk of rip currents for all St. Croix beaches today.

Showers associated with a tropical wave several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands have become a little better organized during the past few hours. Some additional development is possible today and tomorrow while the wave tracks to the west at 15-20 miles per hour. Over the weekend, environmental conditions are forecast to become less favorable for continued development as a result of increased wind shear, and a high volume of Saharan dust.

Sunrise: 5:51 a.m.
Sunset: 7:00 p.m.

Thursday’s high temperature: 87 degrees at 2:45 p.m.
Thursday’s low temperature: 79 degrees at 6:16 p.m.
Peak wind gust: 17 miles per hour at 6:09 a.m.
24-hour rainfall: 0.20 inches
Monthly rainfall: 0.46 inches

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