Sept. 21, 2002 – It's too early to tell where Tropical Depression 13 will go, but as of late Saturday afternoon, forecasters were of the opinion that it will be close to Martinique on Tuesday.
However, meteorologist Dan Gregoria said from the National Weather Service office in San Juan, it could veer toward the Virgin Islands. "There's lots of uncertainty," he said.
Tropical Depression 13 is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm during the next couple of days. As of 5 p.m. Saturday, it was centered at 10.4 degrees north latitude and 45.7 degrees west longitude, putting it about 955 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
Winds were at 35 mph, with gusts to 45 mph. The system was moving west at 17 mph, but Gregoria said it could take a west-northwest tack as it gets closer to the islands. The barometric pressure was 29.79 inches.
Coordinates for the Virgin Islands are 18.3 north and 65 west for St. Thomas, 18.2 north and 64.5 west for St. John, and 17.7 north and 64.8 west for St. Croix.
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