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Friday Will Be Mostly Sunny, Scattered Showers, 88°F – EXCESSIVE HEAT –

Updated 6/20/24 at 8:09 p.m. AST

Weather updates are posted by Jesse Daley, who has been reporting on weather for the Source since 2022 and holds an Undergraduate Certificate in Weather Forecasting from Pennsylvania State University. 


! The NWS has noted that there will be a chance of rain and thunderstorms on Friday. There will be excessive heat across the islands again throughout the weekend.

! A NEW Daily Weather Video for Friday, June 21, and the weekend ahead is available here!

! An article regarding drought conditions across the territory, as well as details about summer weather, is available here

! June 1 marked the beginning of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: NOAA Forecasts Above-Average 2024 Hurricane Season, Expects High Number of Named Cyclones. 

Article Series: “Extreme Weather in the Caribbean”



Happy Friday!

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday will be mostly sunny, with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Tropical moisture will be prevalent across the region, and rainfall may be heavy at times. The high temperature will be approximately 88°F, 31.1°C, with winds out of the east at about 15 to 18 mph, gusting up to 23 mph. The Heat Index may be high, and staying hydrated and cool is essential. The chance of rain on Friday is roughly 50 percent. 

Friday night will be partly cloudy, with a slight chance of isolated showers. The low temperature will be approximately 82°F, 27.7°C, with winds out of the east at about 16 mph, gusting up to 21 mph. The possibility of rain on Friday night is roughly 20 percent.

Below: Infrared satellite imagery obtained at 7:40 p.m. AST on Thursday indicates a mostly cloudy sky around the USVI and Puerto Rico, with possible showers and thunderstorms.


On Friday, the seas will be approximately 2 to 4 feet, with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Winds will be out of the east at about 10 to 15 knots, gusting up to 20 knots.

On Friday 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 87-88°F, approximately 31°C.

Ocean Water Temperature Map from 6/20/24, courtesy of NOAA:

Wave Height Forecast Map courtesy of NWS:


Rip Currents: The risk of rip currents is projected to be moderate across most of the region on Friday.

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.


Tropical Activity:

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring two areas for possible tropical development. The NHC has forecast that an area of low-pressure north-northeast of the Bahamas may slightly strengthen into a tropical depression before bringing impacts to the southeastern USA on Friday.

Additionally, a tropical depression may soon form in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. (Tropical Storm Alberto has made landfall over Mexico and has been downgraded. Rainfall may be heavy across portions of Texas and Mexico.)

Article: NOAA Forecasts Above-Average 2024 Hurricane Season, Expects High Number of Named Cyclones 

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

Days Remaining in the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: 162 Days


Sunrise: 5:45 a.m.
Sunset: 6:59 p.m.

Ocean water temperature: Approximately 87-88°F, approximately 31°C.

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

Thursday’s high temperature: 89°F, 31.6°C
Thursday’s low temperature:  81°F, 27.2°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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