WEATHER: Today: Partly cloudy and breezy, becoming increasingly cloudy with isolated showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.
Tonight through Tuesday morning: Partly cloudy and breezy.
Forecast High: 31°C / 88°F Forecast Low: 25°C / 77°F
Sunset Today: 6:48 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:50 A.M.
Today through Tuesday morning: Northeasterly to easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 16 mph.
A tropical wave will bring moisture and instability to the region. This will increase the probability of cloudiness, showers and likelihood of isolated thunderstorms. Persons and motorists operating in areas prone to ponding waters should remain vigilant.
Seas will be moderate and peak near 6 feet during this forecast period.
STATE OF THE SEA: Moderate WAVES/SWELLS: up to 6 feet
SPECIAL FEATURE: Shower activity continues to become a little better organized in association with a broad area of low pressure located over the central tropical Atlantic about midway between the coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles. Environmental conditions are expected to become increasingly conducive for development of this system, and a tropical depression or tropical storm is likely to form within the next day or two while moving westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph. This system is expected to begin affecting portions of the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday or Wednesday night, and interests on those islands should continue to monitor its progress.
* Formation chance through 2 days…high…80 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent.
The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor the progress of this system and keep the public updated accordingly.
Members of the public are advised to monitor the updates on this system.
OUTLOOK through Wednesday morning: Partly cloudy to cloudy at times and breezy with isolated showers.