July 28, 2021

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A tropical wave is expected to hit local islands tonight

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Puerto Rico – Variably cloudy skies were observed today across Puerto Rico. Scattered to locally numerous downpours and isolated thunderstorms were observed today. The heaviest rains were observed across north central Puerto Rico, where up to 3 inches of rain were observed.

That said, parts of the east and west of Puerto Rico observed 1 to 2 inches of rain.

Maximum temperatures were in the high 80s to low 90s through lower areas, and in the low to mid 80s through higher areas. The wind was mostly from the east southeast with variations in the sea breeze around 15-20 mph with stronger gusts.

A tropical wave is expected to hit the local islands tonight. Isolated showers and thunderstorms will affect eastern and southern Puerto Rico tonight, some downpours could be moderate to heavy from time to time and gusty winds could occur with rain activity.

Minimum nighttime temperatures will be in the mid to high 70s through lower areas and in the mid 60s to low 70s through higher areas.

Choppy to dangerous swell continues, with winds around 15 to 20 knots and swells of 5 to 7 feet. There is a Warning for Small Boat Operators until tonight for the offshore waters of the Atlantic and Caribbean, Anegada Passage and waters of eastern Puerto Rico, while the Warning for Small Boat Operators will remain in effect for the waters. offshore the Atlantic until Friday afternoon.

For bathers, there is a moderate risk of ocean currents for most local beaches and a high risk of ocean currents tonight for Culebrita on the island of Culebra.

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