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NWS: Tropical Wave Expected To Begin Affecting The Territory Today

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CHRISTIANSTED – A tropical wave is approaching the Virgin Islands and expected to bring with it waves of up to seven feet across the offshore Atlantic and Caribbean waters today, according to the National Weather Service.

The choppy waves and rough seas will continue tomorrow and showers and thunderstorms are expected to start early Saturday morning, the NWS said.

“Urban and small stream flooding is likely with this shower activity as well as wind gusts,” the NWS said.

The weather service said “a northeast swell (is) expected to invade the local waters, therefore seas will be hazardous around the islands at least through Monday.”

Here is the extended forecast according to NOAA:

Today
Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. East northeast wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. East wind 18 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. East wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 78. East southeast wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. East southeast wind 18 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. East wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. East wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. East wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. East wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Veterans Day
Scattered showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
Scattered showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
Scattered showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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