Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWCA82 TJSJ 262206
Weather Summary for the U.S. Virgin Islands
National Weather Service San Juan PR
606 PM AST Wed Oct 26 2016
Mostly clear to partly cloudy skies prevailed across the U.S. Virgin
Islands today. Scattered showers developed across St Thomas late
in the morning hours, but most of the showers stayed over the
surrounding waters. Winds over land were mainly from the Northeast
with sea breeze variations. Maximum temperatures were around upper
80s to low 90s.
Moist and unstable conditions will prevail through at least Thursday
as a surface trough will meander across the islands today and a
weak tropical wave crosses the forecast area on Thursday. Expect
periods of early morning showers focused along the coastal
sections of the islands. This will be followed by isolated shower
activity downwind of the islands. Some showers may be locally
heavy at times in isolated spots but no significant rainfall
accumulations or flooding is anticipated over the Virgin Islands.
Highs will range from the mid to high 80s along the coastal areas.
Winds will be from the northeast 5 to 15 mph over land except for
local sea breeze variations.
Across the regional waters, mariners can expect seas up to 5 feet
and east to northeast winds up to 15 knots. Small craft operators
should exercise caution across the Atlantic Waters and Mona
Passage were they can expect seas up to 6 feet. The rip current
risk will remain low across the islands except for the northeast
corner of St. Thomas and eastern St. Croix were a moderate risk
will prevail overnight through Wednesday.
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.