As Karen continues to weaken and head towards Pensacola, our weekend locally started off gorgeous with sunny skies and breezy conditions.
Even though Karen's track shifted late Saturday to a more eastern movement -- towards Jacksonville -- the effect remained similar locally. When Karen stalled out Saturday evening, the lack of forward motion delayed the expected timing of rain for our area locally.
Sunday, expect cloudier skies as Karen moves closer to the panhandle of Florida. Southeast winds push coastal showers onshore during the morning hours and by the afternoon showers were more widespread across the area. Sunday's showers were unrelated to Karen.
Monday- expect cloudier skies and some morning rain, but heavier and more widespread rain during the afternoon hours.
To the West of Hwy 301- three to five hours of rain Monday, wind gusts up to 20 mph and sustained winds of up to 15 mph. No significant flooding anticipated. Power outages and tornadoes are unlikely. Rainfall totals may reach 1" by the end of the day, isolated areas may get 1.5"
To the East of Hwy 301-
Two to four hours of rain overnight Monday afternoon, wind gusts up to 20 mph and sustained winds between 10-15 mph. No significant flooding expected, power outages and downed trees are unlikely. Tornadoes are unlikely Rainfall totals may reach .5"-1" by the end of the day.