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Stormy Weather Gradually Moving Out of Area

June 29, 2005 – The worst of the stormy weather is over, but look for showers Wednesday and Wednesday night, meteorologist Rafael Mojica at the National Weather Service in San Juan said at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
"There will be some lingering moisture Thursday, but mainly in the morning," he said.
He said Wednesday's rain, thunder, lighting, and wind was caused by an upper level low-pressure system interacting with an approaching tropical wave.
Mojica said the top wind gust – 34 mph – at Cyril E. King Airport came at 12:36 p.m., with the heaviest rain falling between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.
At Weather Station Zephyr on St. John, the wind hit 36 mph at 12:15 p.m. The rainfall total reached .02 inches.
Mojica said Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday should see hot and dry weather perfect for enjoying St. John's July 4th Celebration.
However, Mojica said that the air could contain some volcanic ash blowing up from Montserrat. This will create hazy conditions.
He said that Tropical Depression Bret, which formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico as Tropical Depression Two, poses no threat. It is now centered over Mexico and moving in a west-northwest direction.
Mojica said that there is one tropical wave out in the middle of the Atlantic and one close to Africa. He said the one close to Africa is well-defined, but is not showing any signs of developing into a tropical depression.
"It's nothing to write home about," he said.
However, residents need to watch the weather because the hurricane season has more than five months yet to run. The official season starts June 1 and runs to Nov. 30.

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