20th January 2018 – According to the National Weather Service, a much drier air mass will encompass the region. A slot of drier air will move across the local islands inhibiting the development of showers across the area. Increasing easterly trade winds and breezy conditions are expected over the weekend. Any showers that do occur during the daytime will be quick passing and of short duration.
Across the regional waters, deteriorating seas and increasing winds are expected during the weekend. Therefore, small craft advisories will be in effect for most local waters as seas up to 7 feet and winds up to 20 knots are expected. A moderate risk of rip currents will be in effect for most beaches today…but a high risk of rip currents will be in effect tonight for the north facing beaches of the islands.
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