DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 @12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (16:00 LST) August 20, 2020
This afternoon through tonight: Fair to partly cloudy and breezy.
Thursday morning through midday: Fair to partly cloudy and breezy with passing showers possible.
Forecast High: 33°C / 91°F Forecast Low: 28°C / 82°F
Sunset Today: 6:36 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:56 A.M.
This afternoon through Thursday midday: East northeast to east with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 15 mph.
A dry and stable atmosphere associated with the dominant Atlantic high-pressure system will continue to restrict precipitation across the local area.
Moderate sea conditions can be expected for the next few days with waves peaking up to 7 feet. Small craft operator and sea bathers should exercise caution.
STATE OF THE SEA: Moderate WAVES/SWELLS: 5 to 7 feet
An area of low pressure located about a little over 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing a concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are favorable for development and a tropical depression is expected to form within the next couple of days while the system moves west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…90 percent.
*Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent.
THE METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT OF ST. MAARTEN WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS SYSTEM AND UPDATE THE PUBLIC ACCORDINGLY.
OUTLOOK through Friday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy with isolated showers.