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The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency issued a flood watch for the territory at 3 p.m. Tuesday, warning that heavy rain could lead to severe flooding, mudslides and flash flooding. The warning will be in effect until midday Thursday.
A tropical wave located a few hundred miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms and is likely to undergo tropical development as it moves west across the Atlantic towards the Caribbean.
At 11 p.m. Wednesday the tropical weather system known as Invest 98-L was upgraded to Tropical Depression 13, the National Hurricane Center reported.
A broad area of low pressure about 700 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands has become better organized and is moving across the Atlantic towards the Leeward Islands, demanding the attention of Virgin Islanders.
Tropical Storm Josephine continued passing some 200 or more miles north of St. John, the National Hurricane Center reported Saturday night, far enough north that it posed no danger to the Virgin islands, although the agency advised residents to keep an eye on the storm.
While Tropical Depression Eleven had not reached tropical storm status as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, it continued on a path to the west, moving at 15 miles per hour on a path that will bring it very near the Virgin Islands.
Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continue to show signs of organization, the National Hurricane Center reported in its 2 p.m. Sunday update.
There were no active tropical weather systems of concern to the V.I. in the Atlantic basin Wednesday, but the tropical weather team at Colorado State University issued an updated forecast, saying they now expect the hurricane season to be "extremely active."
A tropical storm warning is up for the Virgin Islands as a system now designated Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 continues to approach the U.S. Virgin Islands, the National Hurricane Center reported in its 11 a.m. Tuesday update.
The U.S. Coast Guard set Port Condition Whiskey for the maritime ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday, due to possible sustained gale force winds, greater than 39 mph, arriving in the islands within 72 hours.