Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWCA82 TJSJ 172047
Weather Summary for the U.S. Virgin Islands
National Weather Service San Juan PR
447 PM AST Tue Jan 17 2017
Mostly sunny skies prevailed across the U.S. Virgin Islands
Tuesday afternoon. Afternoon temperatures were mostly in the
lower 80s. Surface winds were mainly from the Northeast at 15 to
20 mph, but with higher gusts up to 25 mph.
A band of showers currently north of the islands is expected to
drift south and arrive at the local area this evening. This will
result in cloudy conditions with scattered showers overnight.
Weather conditions should be improving by Wednesday.
A strong surface high pressure ridge over the southeastern United
States will drift slowly eastward to the northern Bahamas through
Friday. This will maintain a moderate northeast to east wind flow across
the local islands at least through Wednesday. This flow will
advect patches of low level clouds and showers through the
northeast Caribbean Tonight. These showers will move quite rapidly
across the area, therefore rainfall accumulations should remain
minimal. Somewhat drier conditions can be expected from Wednesday
afternoon through the early part of the upcoming weekend.
Although surface winds have begun to diminish and seas are
gradually subsiding, Hazardous marine conditions are still
expected through at least Wednesday afternoon. Seas between 5 and
7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet are expected mainly over the
Atlantic waters and local passages. Small craft advisories remain
in effect for most of the offshore Atlantic waters, Mona Passage
and the Anegada Passage through Tonight.
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.