A cold front is forecast to remain in the vicinity of the local area through the weekend. While the front may promote the development of showers, significant rainfall accumulations are not expected. Northeast winds of 15 miles per hour with some higher gusts are forecast Friday with temperatures ranging from the low to middle 80s.
Hazardous marine and coastal conditions associated with a northerly swell will prevail through the weekend. Mariners can anticipate building seas of six to 10 feet in the offshore waters and five to eight feet near shore. Small craft advisories are posted for the local waters and there is a High Surf Advisory in effect along the northern coasts of St. Thomas and St. John due to breaking waves in excess of 10 feet.
IN THE TROPICS
Tropical weather system formation is not expected during the next five days.
Sunrise: 6:33 a.m.
Sunset: 5:42 p.m.
OBSERVATIONS AT THE 3D MANDAHL WEATHER STATION
Thursday’s high temperature: 81 degrees at 1:39 p.m.
Thursday’s low temperature: 74 degrees at 10:27 a.m.
Peak wind gust: 31 miles per hour at 6:09 p.m.
24-hour rainfall: 0.34 inches
Month rain: 1.90 inches
Year rain: 35.55 inches