Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWCA82 TJSJ 241053
Weather Summary for the U.S. Virgin Islands...UPDATED
National Weather Service San Juan PR
653 AM AST Fri Mar 24 2017
Mostly cloudy skies prevailed across the local islands overnight
and early this morning with shower activity observed across the
Caribbean waters and the local islands. Rainfall accumulations so
far today have been 0.58 inches at Charlotte Amalie and 2.88
inches at Fredericksted in Saint Croix. This represents a record
for the day in Saint Croix today with 0.92 inches being the
previous record set in 2012. Yesterday was also the third wettest
for that date with two tenths of one inch. Heavy rain was
continuing in Fredericksted. Rainfall there since 6 PM AST
Thursday has been 3.08 inches. Temperatures along coastal areas
were in the mid to upper 70s under light and variable winds.
Environmental conditions are favorable and conducive for periods
of showers with thunderstorms today and into the upcoming weekend
due to the proximity of a mid to upper level trough and plenty of
moisture. Therefore continue to expect showers with isolated
thunderstorms at times throughout the day. These showers are
likely to result in urban flooding as well as rises in guts,
particularly Saint Croix.
Small crafts should exercise caution as seas of 4 to 6 feet are
expected across the Atlantic waters. Elsewhere, seas between 3 to
5 feet are expected. Seas are expected to deteriorate the upcoming
weekend as a swell arrives across the Atlantic waters. This will
also result in a high risk of rip currents.
This product is issued around 5 AM and 5 PM each day and weather
conditions may change between issuances. Please verify the status
of any Watches...Warnings or Advisories mentioned in this product.