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Increasing onshore winds this evening

Brief and sometimes intense downpours will blow onshore

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – We saw increasing northeasterly winds today and they will remain elevated through midnight, with sustained winds between 15-25 mph and gusts of wind upwards of 30 mph. The gusty winds held us in the mid 80s for an afternoon high and made for increasing clouds and isolated showers pushing onshore. 

Tonight will be breezy with isolated showers. Overnight temperatures will get down into the mid to low 70s. 

Wednesday will be breezy with more gusty onshore winds. We will start  in the low to mid 70s and warm into the mid to low 80s under partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. The gusty northeasterly winds will bring clouds onshore and an isolated coastal shower or two, accounting for 30% chances for rain. 

Strong high pressure will remain north of the area through mid week with onshore flow continuing. High pressure weakening later in the week will bring a lighter onshore flow. 

Local nor'easter conditions with flooding around high tide on the St Johns River and its tributaries will continue through midweek.  The strong high pressure area will slowly weaken as it shifts southward off the Mid Atlantic states by Wednesday morning. 

This weekend a tropical wave in the Bahamas moves towards South Florida bringing wind and rain. Windy conditions are expected along the coast of northeast Florida as winds increase to 20-25 mph with gusts of 30-40mph today.  A Wind Advisory has been issued for the coastal areas of northeast Florida until this evening. 

Local Impacts and Threats:

  • High risk of rip currents.
  • High Surf Advisory is in effect through this evening for northeast Florida beaches for surf of 6 to 9 feet.
  • Wind Advisory is in effect for east northeast winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 40 mph along the northeast Florida coast. 
  • Small craft advisory for coastal waters.
  • Coastal Flood Warning for Moderate Flooding of St. Johns River basin and minor in coastal and its tributaries.


 

Hourly Forecast:

High - 83 - 30%

6 pm - 79 - 30%

8 pm - 77 - 20%

10 pm - 75 - 20%

 

Sunrise:  7:21 am

Sunset: 7:09 pm


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