Terrific Tuesday with hazy sunshine

Rains will hold off until Wednesday

By John Gaughan - Chief meteorologist
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Fog is possible Tuesday morning - fog is heavily dependent on temperature, it forms when the temperature drops within a few degrees of the dew point. We need to warm a few degrees to allow the fog to dissipate, which usually happens between 9-10:00 a.m. We are in a relatively quiet weather pattern right now which makes for fog prone mornings. When we warm nicely during the afternoon hours, the atmosphere absorbs quite a bit of moisture when the temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s. As we cool down overnight, the atmosphere cannot hold the same level of moisture when it cools into the 50s, and that moisture condenses out in the form of a cloud at the ground level, which we call fog. 

 

Long story short.... Tuesday will be another warm day, with afternoon highs climbing into the upper 70s, a few low 80s are possible for afternoon highs, especially along I-75. Expect building clouds during the day, ending up with mostly cloudy skies ahead of chances for rain on Wednesday.

 

Rains will return on Wednesday as a low approaches the Southeast. The rain chances peak overnight on Wednesday night, but wind down by 6:00am on Thursday. We will keep you updated on how much rain your neighborhood will see as the low pressure sweeps closer- so far we are shaping up well on the dry side for February, only picking up between .50-.75" of rain so far. Our normal February month-long rainfall total is 2.09" 

 

 

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