Invest 98L has been upgraded to Tropical Depression 13 and will likely arrive near or just north of St. John early Saturday morning, with sustained winds of 50-60 miles per hour. It is expected to be named Tropical Storm Laura later today.
Forecasters anticipate that we will receive 1 to 3 inches of water from the storm, with up to 5 inches in some isolated areas, which most of us will happily accept on behalf of our empty cisterns!
Please keep a close eye on this storm, as they can escalate very quickly.
At this time, our airport and ferries remain open.