Wednesday, August 04, 2004

USVI: Would-be Tropical Storm 'Bonnie' Passing South

Ahhhh…It’s a nice rainy day in the V.I.

Aug. 3, 2004 – V. I. weather should start going downhill Wednesday evening as Tropical Depression 2 approaches, said Rafael Mojica, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in San Juan.

The territory remains on a tropical storm watch.

Forecasters think the storm, Tropical Storm Bonnie, will pass 170 miles south of St. Croix around 8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Croix will get more rain and wind than St. Thomas and St. John.

"And tomorrow will be raining," Mojica said.

He said the picture is looking a bit brighter than it did on Tuesday, the day Tropical Depression 2 formed. Meteorologists then thought it would pass closer to St. Croix.

Reconnaissance aircraft are scheduled to fly into the storm later Wednesday.

UPDATE: Poof! Bonny TD2 dissipating...

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