Newly formed Tropical Storm Karen is forecast to begin affecting the local area late tomorrow night and continuing through Tuesday night or Wednesday. It will bring a significant increase in shower and thundershower activity.
Across the local waters, hazardous marine conditions continue. Seas to eight feet are expected today, then to seven feet tonight. Small craft advisories remain in effect. A moderate to high risk of rip currents will continue across most of V.I. beaches.
IN THE TROPICS
In addition to Tropical Storm Karen, a strong tropical wave along the west coast of Africa is already producing thundershower activity which resembles some level of organization. Environmental conditions are conducive for further development and a tropical depression or tropical storm is expected to form on Monday or Tuesday as this system moves westward to west-northwestward across the Tropical Atlantic. There is a 70% chance of development through the next two days, and a 90% chance of development through five days.
Sunrise: 6:09 a.m.
Sunset: 6:16 a.m.
FROM THE 3D MANDAHL WEATHER STATION
Saturday’s high temperature: 90 degrees at 2:02 p.m.
Saturday’s low temperature: 79 degrees at 5:53 a.m.
Peak wind gust: 14 miles per hour at 12:31 p.m.
24-hour rainfall: 0.05 inches
Monthly rainfall: 2.13 inches