Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWCA82 TJSJ 082033
Weather Summary for the U.S. Virgin Islands
National Weather Service San Juan PR
433 PM AST Thu Dec 8 2016
Mostly sunny skies to variably cloudy skies prevailed across the
region during the afternoon hours. A few very light showers were
noted in and around a few of the islands but little or no rainfall
accumulations observed or reported. Afternoon high temperatures
were in the low to mid 80s which is normal for this time of the
year. Winds were form the east to northeast at 10 to 15 mph with
occasionally higher gusts.
For the rest of the afternoon and early evening, the limited shower
activity over land will diminish leaving partly cloudy to mostly
clear skies. By late evening and overnight, expect increasing
cloudiness across the region as well as a better chance of passing
showers and isolated thunderstorms, as an easterly disturbance and
associated moisture will move across the eastern Caribbean. On Friday
the slight increase in low level moisture with the passing disturbance
will also allow a better chance for shower development over the coastal
waters and some of the islands.
Mariners can expect seas generally 4 to 6 feet and easterly winds
at 10 to 15 knots. There is a moderate to high risk of rip currents
across the Atlantic coast of Saint Thomas while some north facing
beaches in Saint Croix and Saint John have a moderate risk.
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conditions may change between issuances. Please verify the status
of any Watches...Warnings or Advisories mentioned in this product.