Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWCA82 TJSJ 192017
Weather Summary for the U.S. Virgin Islands
National Weather Service San Juan PR
417 PM AST Thu Jan 19 2017
Mostly sunny skies prevailed across most of the region this afternoon.
There were only a few isolated showers across the region, but
these were mostly light and brief in nature. Afternoon temperatures
were mostly in the lower 80s. Surface winds were mainly from the
east northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
A surface high pressure ridge over the southeastern United States
will drift slowly eastward across the Bahamas tonight. This will
maintain a northeast to east wind flow across the local islands
at least through Friday. This flow will advect small patches of
low level clouds with very light and brief showers across the
local islands. These showers will move quite rapidly across the
area, therefore rainfall accumulations should remain minimal.
Mostly dry conditions can be expected to continue across the local
islands through the early part of the upcoming weekend. Due to light
winds and clear skies at night, temperatures will drop once again
Friday morning across the local area.
Across the coastal waters, seas up to 5 feet and winds up to 10
knots are expected to continue across most of the local waters.
Moderate risk of rip current is expected mainly across the north
facing beaches of the islands.
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.