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TROPICAL STORM COLIN INCREASES SHOWER POTENTIAL IN THE VI

TROPICAL STORM COLIN INCREASES SHOWER POTENTIAL IN THE VI

August 4, 2010800Views

4th August, 2010 – The remnants of tropical storm Colin now downgraded on Tuesday to a low pressure system, is moving to the west northwest at 25 to 30 mph with an area of showers and thunderstorms expected to arrive in the Virgin islands late this afternoon and continue overnight. Nevertheless considerable moisture ahead of the remnants of Colin will bring numerous showers to most of the area increasing as the day progresses.


 


On Thursday the flow from the southeast forming the tail end of the wave will spread more scattered showers and thunderstorms across the area. Should rain bands set up across the area, there could be some local urban and ghut flooding. 


 


Across the regional waters small craft operators should exercise caution today through at least Thursday due to 25mph winds and 6 foot seas. A small craft advisory will go into effect early this evening for the offshore Atlantic waters due to the approaching low pressure system. Marine interest should continue to monitor the low pressure system for any unexpected changes. With this fast moving system brief winds of 30mph and gusts to 45mph are possible near thunderstorms mainly over the offshore Atlantic waters.