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Isolated downpours pushing in through afternoon, early evening

Tropical Storm Nate heads to Louisiana this weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A few isolated downpours are moving into the area. These quick-moving storms will be rather  short-lived and we should dry out by late evening. Highs will reach the upper-80s this afternoon; temperatures will trail off into the mid-70s overnight under mostly cloudy skies.

Tomorrow we’ll start out with partly-to-mostly cloudy skies as temperatures rise to the upper-80s, however, with the return of the southerly flow heat indices will attempt to reach the triple-digits.

Our best shot for storms tomorrow will be mainly west of Jacksonville with a focus on the areas along and near the I-75, as the outer bands of Tropical Storm Nate push in. These storms could easily turn severe as they are expected to produce strong wind gusts during the late afternoon and evening hours.  We’ll feel those breezy conditions, but rain chances are relatively low as you move closer to I-95. 

The beaches are looking great this weekend as the coastal flood advisories and high rip current warnings are set to expire this evening.

Tropical Storm Nate continues move northward into the water warms of the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to strengthen over the next 24-48 how as it continues to move into warmer waters and a low wind shear environment while it skirts just east of the Yucatan Peninsula tonight. The storm is expected to make landfall Sunday afternoon along the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the western Florida panhandle coasts.