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Thursday Will Be Mostly Cloudy, Showers, T-Storms, 86°F – SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT –

Updated 5/22/24 at 9:50 p.m. AST

VI SOURCE WEATHER UPDATES

! The NWS has noted that an unsettled weather pattern is expected to continue on Thursday. More information is available here.

! A NEW Daily Weather Video for Thursday, May 23, is available here!

Series: “Extreme Weather in the Caribbean”

 

THURSDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST: 5/23/24

Happy Thursday!

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday will be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. Rain may be heavy at times, and there is an increased risk of excessive rainfall across portions of the islands. The high temperature will be approximately 86°F, 30°C, with winds out of the east-southeast at about 17 to 21 mph, gusting up to 26 mph. The chance of rain on Thursday is approximately 80%. Please remember that the ground is very saturated; additional rain could lead to flash flooding or mudslides. 

Thursday night will be mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Rain may be heavy at times. The low temperature will be approximately 78°F, 25.5°C, with winds out of the east at about 13 to 15 mph. The possibility of rain on Thursday night is approximately 70%.

Below: Infrared satellite imagery obtained at 9:30 p.m. AST on Wednesday indicates a mostly cloudy sky with rainfall around the USVI and Puerto Rico.

MARINE WEATHER UPDATE

On Thursday, the seas will be approximately 2 to 4 feet, with occasional seas up to 5 feet.  Winds will be out of the east-southeast at about 15 to 20 knots, gusting up to 25 knots.

On Thursday night, the seas will be approximately 2 to 3 feet, with occasional seas up to 4 feet. Winds will be out of the east at about 10 to 15 knots, gusting up to 20 knots.

The water temperature is approximately 86-87°F, approximately 30-30.5°C.

Ocean Water Temperature Map from 5/21/24, courtesy of NOAA:

Wave Height Forecast Map courtesy of NWS:

HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

Rip Currents: The risk of rip currents is projected to be low to moderate across most of the region on Thursday, and portions of St. Croix may be especially prone to rip currents.

Clear = Low Rip Current Risk

Yellow = Moderate Rip Current Risk

Red = High Rip Current Risk

Learn more about rip current safety in an interview between the NWS and the VI Source here.

TROPIC WATCH

Tropical Activity: The National Hurricane Center does not expect any cyclonic development over the next seven days.

A possible La Niña Weather Pattern May Spawn an Active 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Read more here. Additionally, Colorado State University Predicts Extremely Active 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Click here to learn tips on being prepared for the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Days Until 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: 9 Days 

OBSERVATIONS

Sunrise: 5:45 a.m.
Sunset: 6:50 p.m.

Ocean water temperature: Approximately 86-87°F, approximately 30-30.5°C.

UV index: 10+ out of 10 (VERY HIGH)

Wednesday’s high temperature: 87°F, 30.5°C
Wednesday’s low temperature:  78°F, 25.5°C

Preparation for extreme weather events in the Caribbean, such as earthquakes and tropical cyclones, is important. Residents and visitors in the USVI are encouraged to stay updated on weather events on the V.I. Source Weather page and sign up for alerts from the National Weather Service and the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency.

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