A tropical storm warning has been issued for the US and British Virgin Islands. The center of Tropical Storm Erika is now forecast to pass near St. Croix this evening bringing winds of 40 mph with higher gusts and heavy rainfall. The storm is still disorganized and may be downgraded to a tropical depression after it passes the Virgin Islands.
The skies over St. John are cloudy and a small squall has just passed over us.
THE PORTS OF ST THOMAS/ST. JOHN SHALL REMAIN IN PORT CONDITION YANKEE (vice X-ray)
What this means is that the port is closed to inbound traffic.
Exception: ferry service can continue to run as scheduled.
At least we could use the rain.