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Rain May Hang Around; Winds Freshen Sunday

Rainy weather will persist until mid-week, and winds will pick up Sunday as well, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Ernesto Morales.

Morales said it will start to dry up late Saturday, but that showers could occur until mid-week.

"You’ll have strong winds of 20 to 25 mph with higher gusts," Morales said.

The winds will blow across all three Virgin Islands and last into Monday, Morales said. "It will produce dangerous conditions for mariners," he said.

The weather is the result of an "old cold front" that remained stationary over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Morales said.

While most of the showers fell on St. Thomas and St. John, Morales said St. Croix also got wet a few times.

Mark Walters, who heads the V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency, said he had no reports of flooding or rock slides due to the rain.

At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Weather Station Zephyr, located at Ajax Peak, St. John, recorded .22 inches of rain since midnight. On Saturday, the heaviest rain fell between 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. At 9:15 a.m., it rained at 1.25 inches per hour.

Weather Station Zephyr recorded .6 inches of rain so far in January. In January 2009, 1.29 inches fell. In 2008, 3.59 inches fell in January. The year 2007 saw 1.3 inches of rain fall in January. In 2006, 3.72 inches of rain fell in January. In 2005, January had .81 inches of rain.

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