Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWCA82 TJSJ 291056
Weather Summary for the U.S. Virgin Islands
National Weather Service San Juan PR
656 AM AST FRI JUL 29 2016
Partly cloudy skies were observed across the USVI overnight and
early this morning. Isolated to scattered showers affected
the local islands as well as the surrounding coastal waters
overnight. This activity was associated with small areas of
moisture embedded in the trades and enhanced by an upper level
trough across the region. Winds were mostly from the East at
around 10 mph with some higher gusts near showers.
For the rest of the morning hours, isolated to scattered passing
showers will continue to affect the region. For this afternoon
the instability of the upper level trough will continue to produce
showers mostly across the surrounding waters in streamers. Drier
air is expected to move across the region through Saturday afternoon.
A strong tropical wave will move across the local region between
Sunday and Monday. Moisture associated with this wave will begin
to affect the local area late Saturday night through Sunday
morning. This feature will bring a general increase in cloudiness,
showers and thunderstorms across the local islands through Monday
Across the regional waters...seas up to 5 feet and east winds up
to 15 knots are expected today. There is a moderate risk of rip
currents for most of the beaches of St Croix. Winds and seas will
increase over the weekend and therefore Small Craft Advisory is in
effect for Saturday afternoon.
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.