Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Erika to arrive in the Virgin Islands tomorrow morning.
The National Weather Service says the storm is more “disorganized” than earlier this week. A storm eye has been formed, but it is weak.
Maximum winds have decreased to 45 miles and hour with some increase in strength possible in the next 24 hours.
The forecasters do not expect Erika to turn into a hurricane as it blows over St. John and the other islands.
Erika is, however, expected to bring lots of rain, two to four inches generally, with some places getting as many as six inches.
Here are a few storm information resource links for the storm. Forecasts and maps are updated as often as every three hours. Keep 'em handy.
- National Hurricane Center.
- Discussion and Forecast
- Warnings and Five Day Track
- AccuWeather's Hurricane center
11 thoughts on “New storm aims for St. John”
Praying for the island I love. Carol
Stay safe and keep us all posted – we will be watching in Jacksonville, FL. Hope to be there in November. K
I always worry about “My Island” when things like this happen…I will be watching and hoping for everyone.
fill the cisterns!!!! Hope all goes well for those on the islands.
Thinking of you all in our beautiful island hideaway! Be safe and fill your cisterns!
I pray that the storm stays away from us.
take care of our friend jimmy …Kat we love from south texas see you soon
If you are looking for summer travel deals, I know that the Caribbean has some great deals for the fall as well. Despite being in hurricane season I saw the other day that the US Virgin Islands has a fantastic flight package. The details were posted on Travelzoo. Having been to the Caribbean I can definitely attest to the beauty of the islands. Hopefully they will be able to stay clear of this one.
Don’t know what is wrong what is rite but i know that every one has there own point of view and same goes to this one.
IS IT RAINING RIGHT NOW? WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THERE ON THE FIRST.
Unstable weather can really spoil a trip. It is important to choose a place with nice weather that is expected and pleasant, even if it’s far away or expensive.