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AWCA82 TJSJ 192228

Weather Summary for the U.S. Virgin Islands
National Weather Service San Juan PR
628 PM AST Sat Aug 19 2017

Variably cloudy skies prevailed across the local islands and
surrounding waters this afternoon. Doppler radar indicated
scattered to numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms mostly
across the surrounding waters. Some of these showers and
thunderstorms affected for brief periods St Thomas, St John and St
Croix. However, due to the rapid movement of the showers the total
rainfall amounts were generally minimal. Several Marine Weather
Statements were issued due to frequent lightnings across the
surrounding waters. Winds were mostly from the east southeast at
15 to 20 mph with higher gusts especially near showers and
thunderstorms. Maximum temperatures this afternoon ranged from the
upper 80 to the lower 90s.

The afternoon shower and thunderstorm activity was associated with
the moisture in the northern periphery of tropical depression Harvey.
Tropical depression will continue to move westward across the
central Caribbean well south of the local islands tonight.
Isolated to scattered passing showers are expected to affect the
region tonight. For Sunday, an area of low pressure is expected to
pass mainly north of the area. However, abundant moisture
associated with this system will aid in the development of showers
and thunderstorms once again Sunday afternoon and will continue
into the early morning hours on Monday.

Mariners can expect seas between 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas
up to 9 feet and winds 15 to 20 knots. Therefore, small Crafts
Advisories are in effect. In addition, there is a high rip current
risk across most of the beaches in St Croix.


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