WEATHER: This afternoon through Friday midday: Generally cloudy and breezy with scattered showers, some of which may be heavy, and isolated thunderstorms.
Forecast High: 29°C / 84°F Forecast Low: 25°C / 77°F
Sunset Today: 6:28 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:58 A.M.
SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Friday midday: East to east-southeast with a gentle to fresh breeze of 10 to 19 miles per hour and occasional higher gusts.
SYNOPSIS: Abundant moisture associated with a tropical wave and instability due to an upper level trough will continue to cause scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms across the region. Residents and users of areas prone to flooding are advised to exercise caution. Meanwhile, the Atlantic high pressure system will maintain easterly winds.
Seas will remain slight to moderate during the next few days.
STATE OF THE SEA: Slight to moderate WAVES/SWELLS: 4 to 6 feet
SPECIAL FEATURE: …Potential Tropical Cyclone Six…
At 11:00 am this system was located over the far eastern Atlantic moving toward the west near 12 mph with maximum sustained winds near 30 mph.
Formation chance through 48 hours…..80 percent
Formation chance through 5 days…..90 percent
The system does not pose a threat to St. Maarten.
The St. Maarten Meteorological Department will continue to monitor the progress of this system.
OUTLOOK through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy, with isolated showers.