Jan. 23, 2023: Good morning, Roatan! We have something in the forecast for this week that we didn’t have last week. Rain! Probably not a whole lot of rain, but I think most of us will get wet, especially at the end of the week.
As you can see in the map, the first cold front (norther) is very weak and will collapse before it can bring us any northerly winds. But we have a chance at rain tomorrow morning, anywhere from midnight to around daybreak. The chance of rain will be better the further east you go. The second cold front will be stronger, but not strong enough to switch our winds to the north. Seas Thursday through Saturday will be from the northeast at 3-4 feet because of winds to our north, while our winds will stay in the 10-15 mph range. Rain totals should be better the further west you go, perhaps an inch in total for most of us.
The forecast today is for clear skies and winds getting calm this afternoon and seas at 2 feet.
Tonight we will have increasing clouds with a chance of rain after midnight (50 percent for Guanaja, 40 percent for the main island and around 20 percent chance for Utila).
Tomorrow will get windy in the afternoon, with east winds 20-25 mph and seas picking up to 5 feet by sunset.
Wednesday will be windy and dry, especially in the afternoon, with east winds 20-25 mph and seas 4-5 feet.
Thursday winds calm to around 10 mph and shift to the northeast. Seas will be around 3 feet Thursday through the weekend. The best chance of rain is Thursday night into Friday morning. Have a great week!