Storm alert: watching and waiting for tomorrow

The weekend was difficult on St. John.  

Many visitors who arrived Saturday learned that a storm appeared to be gathering southeast of the Virgin Islands with a 100% probability it was going to turn into, at least, heavy rain and gusty winds.

Weather.com reported, "It could then continue to strengthen while affecting other portions of the eastern Caribbean from the Virgin Islands to Haiti through the middle of this week."  If it becomes a tropical storm, it would be named Emily.

Villa management companies, meanwhile, glued to the Weather Channel and the Internet, exercised their best judgements about preparing properties and guests for whatever comes through mid-week.

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