According to the National Weather Service, San Juan, considerable cloudiness persisted across the region overnight with periods of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms affecting the coastal waters and portions of the islands. Some showers were locally heavy at times and lead to urban flooding across the Virgin Islands. Winds over land became calm to light and variable, and early morning temperatures were in the high 70s to low 80s along the coastal areas.
Tropical Storm Jose which is positioned well to the northwest of the region will continue to lift a broad plume of moisture across the region today while moving further north and west of the region. The available moisture along with favorable conditions aloft will support another round of showers and possible thunderstorms across portions of the islands and coastal waters today. The afternoon activity should be focused mainly over the west end of the islands.
Across the coastal waters seas of 4 to 6 feet and southeasterly winds up to 20 knots are expected across the regional waters. Therefore, small crafts should exercise caution.
Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website (bviddm.com) and Facebook at BVIDDM for regular updates.
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