Partly cloudy skies will prevail across the Virgin Islands this morning but, by later this afternoon, a tropical wave may bring an increased potential for shower development. Breezy wind conditions are forecast at 15-20 miles per hour mainly along the coastal waters as a high pressure area builds to the north of the region. Daytime highs are expected in the upper 80s.
Mariners should anticipate increasing winds to 20 knots (23 miles per hour). Under this wind flow, rough seas to six feet are possible across the Caribbean waters and passages, as well as across the Atlantic offshore waters. Mariners are encouraged to exercise caution. There is a moderate risk of rip currents for all St. Croix beaches with the exception of those along the western coastline of the island.
IN THE TROPICS
The tropics remain quiet.
Sunrise: 5:43 a.m.
Sunset: 6:57 p.m.
FROM THE 3D MANDAHL WEATHER STATION
Thursday’s high temperature: 88 degrees at 1:28 p.m.
Peak wind gust: 18 miles per hour at 8:45 a.m.
24-hour rainfall: 0.00 inches
Monthly rainfall: 0.35 inches