June 3, 2022

The infrared satellite from 8:45 a.m. shows soon-to-be Tropical Storm Alex to our north.

June 3, 2022: Good morning, Roatan! On the satellite image, we can see pretty clearly the structure of what will soon be Tropical Storm Alex. The rain we received in the middle of the night was from an outer wave of moisture coming off the system. (I can’t say an outer band, because the storm hasn’t gotten closed off circulation yet.) Most of us received between three quarters and an inch of much needed rain.

Today we should see decreasing clouds, especially in the afternoon and evening. The models pretty strongly agree we should get some rain tomorrow morning. Larry Rapp near West End tells me he’s seeing 2-3 foot waves at the reef and that is no doubt being churned up by the storm. Our winds will continue from the west today and tomorrow, but only around 10-15 mph. After tomorrow morning our rain chances go down for Sunday and Monday. Winds should remain fairly calm so those will be great days for outdoor activities. Stronger easterly winds return Wednesday. We are entering a period where most days will have around a 30 percent chance of showers, especially in the evenings and overnights. Have a great Friday!

Published by Roatan Weather Guy

I'm a native of Columbus, Ga., but lived from 2003-2019 in Lawton, Oklahoma. I've always been a weather geek and now I get to live the dream on an island that doesn't have a good weather forecast system.

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