Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWCA82 TJSJ 302128
Weather Summary for the U.S. Virgin Islands
National Weather Service San Juan PR
528 PM AST SAT JUL 30 2016
Sunny to partly cloudy skies were observed across the U.S. Vrigin
Islands Today. Brief but heavy showers with gusty winds affected
parts of the islands as well as the surrounding coastal waters
during the mid afternoon hours. This activity was associated with
a band of showers and thunderstorms of a strong tropical wave
located around 500 miles to the east of the Leeward Islands. Winds
were mostly from the east to northeast at 15 to 20 mph with higher
gusts near showers. Maximum temperatures were in the low 90s.
The strong tropical wave is expected to move across the U.S.
Virgin Islands on Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms should be more
frequent during the overnight hours through Sunday afternoon. A
flash flood watch is in effect from Sunday morning through at
least Sunday evening for all local islands. Moisture associated
to the wave will linger through Monday morning. Fair weather
conditions should return from Tuesday through early Thursday,
before the next tropical wave affects the local area through
Across the regional waters...seas increasing between 6 to 8
feet and east winds up to 20 knots are expected through Sunday.
Gusty winds are expected with showers and thunderstorms. Small
craft advisories will be in effect tonight through Sunday across
the surrounding waters of the islands. A moderate to high risk of
rip currents is expected across the islands on Sunday.
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.