Sunny to Partly Cloudy Wednesday

Sunny to partly cloudy skies are expected to prevail across the Virgin Islands today. One or two showers may develop, but rainfall amounts should not be significant. Daytime high temperatures are forecast to range from the high 80s to low 90s with east to southeast winds of less than 15 miles per hour. A similar weather pattern will prevail for the rest of the workweek.

Across the regional waters, seas will range between two and five feet with winds from the east to southeast at 5-15 knots (7-17 miles per hour). There is a moderate risk of rip currents for the northern beaches of St. Thomas and St. Croix.

A broad low pressure system, associated with a tropical wave, is located about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Although this disturbance continues to produce disorganized shower activity, some slight development of this system is still possible today. By Thursday, however, upper-level winds are forecast to become unfavorable for tropical development.  This disturbance is expected to move slowly westward across the tropical Atlantic Ocean for the next several days.

A tropical wave located between the west coast of Africa and the Cape Verde Islands is forecast to move quickly westward during the next several days. Some slow development is possible over the weekend or early next week when the system is expected to be a couple of hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

Both the low pressure system and the tropical wave have a 20 percent chance of further development through five days.

Sunrise: 6:07 a.m.
Sunset: 6:26 p.m.

Tuesday’s high temperature: 90 degrees at 2:21 p.m.
Tuesday’s low temperature: 79 degrees at 6:13 a.m.
Peak wind gust: 12 miles per hour at 1:19 p.m.
24-hour rainfall: 0.07 inches
Monthly rainfall: 0.91 inches

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