Most of the rainfall activity that affected St. Croix last night moved out of the local area by this morning. However, a few lingering showers around the local waters may make landfall during the day. A surface high pressure system will continue to promote a moderate to fresh easterly wind flow, peaking at 20-25 miles per hour with higher gusts. Passing showers cannot be ruled out during the next few days. Temperatures will average in the mid to upper 80s under clearing skies.
It was a rainy night in St. Croix last night with widespread showers and thunderstorms for several hours. Radar estimated near 1.5 inches along the northern half of the island, and three to four inches of rain along the southern sections of St. Croix.
Across the local waters, seas to six feet will be noted today with east winds of 10-15 knots (12-17 miles per hour). Small craft operators should exercise caution.
There is a high risk of rip currents along the eastern tip of St. Croix until this afternoon, and a moderate risk of rip currents for other beaches of St. Croix and along the St. Thomas and St. John coastlines.
Sunrise: 5:52 a.m.
Sunset: 6:42 a.m.