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.
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