A drier air mass will enter the local area today limiting shower activity. Mostly fair weather conditions are forecast with the potential for some brief showers late in the afternoon. Winds remain east-northeasterly at around 10-15 miles per hour with daytime highs averaging in the middle 80s.
Across the regional waters, winds are expected between 10-15 knots with seas on the order of five to seven feet today, decreasing to four to six feet by tonight. A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect for the local waters through this afternoon.
There is a high risk of rip currents for the easternmost beach on St. Croix. Elsewhere, there is a moderate risk of rip currents.
Sunrise: 6:55 a.m.
Sunset: 6:04 p.m.
FROM THE 3D MANDAHL WEATHER STATION
Wednesday’s high temperature: 81 degrees at 11:25 a.m.
Wednesday’s low temperature: 70 degrees at 2:56 a.m.
Peak wind gust: 24 miles per hour at 1:30 p.m.
24-hour rainfall: 1.20 inches
Monthly rainfall: 2.68 inches