January 23, 2020

    An area of moisture moving in from the southeast was responsible for the showers that occurred this morning, but that moisture is expected to slip back toward the east once a cold front inches a little closer to the territory. While there may be some showers ahead of the cold front today and tonight, it appears that the front will remain west of the islands until Friday. Daytime high temperatures will average in the middle 80s with winds
    shifting to the  south and southwest during the day.

    Across the local Atlantic waters, seas will range from two to four feet. The seas are forecast to increase on Friday to around four to six feet. Also, marine conditions will deteriorate as a northerly swell reaches the local waters in association with a developing low pressure area to the north of the region. Across the Caribbean waters, seas will remain below five feet until Saturday.

    There is a low risk of rip currents presently but by Friday night, there will be a high risk of rip currents along the northwest coast of St. Thomas.

    Sunrise: 6:55 a.m.
    Sunset: 6:09 p.m.

    Wednesday’s high temperature: 82 degrees at 12:44 p.m.
    Wednesday’s low temperature: 73 degrees at 5:42 a.m.
    Peak wind gust: 17 miles per hour at 11:10 p.m.
    24-hour rainfall: 0.00 inches
    Monthly rainfall: 3.39 inches