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Rain Likely to Continue into the Week

The rainy weather that forced postponement of the St. Thomas-St. John Ag and Food Festival this weekend is expected to continue through the week, as abundant amounts of low level moisture and an approaching cold front will combine to bring precipitation to the territory.

According to the National Weather Service, St. Thomas was hit by 2.57 inches of rain Saturday, far beyond the daily historical average of 0.18 inches. St. Croix received a much more gentle rain, described by one Source correspondent as "a steady drizzle" that began Saturday, immediately after she washed her car.

Sunday’s rainfall was a more benign 0.16 inches on St. Thomas and 0.19 inches on St. Croix.

On the north side of St. Thomas, residents have been putting up markers to warn drivers of the worsening potholes, which become more difficult to see when they’re filled with rainwater.

Wet and unstable weather is expected to bring continued shower development across portions of the islands and coastal waters through the next several days.

At sea, boaters can expect seven-foot seas in Atlantic waters Sunday night and east winds up to 15 knots. A moderate risk of rip currents is forecast for Atlantic beaches. 

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