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Brrrrrr! The temperatures are headed down tonight into the 40s and 50s

Chilly weather sticks around for the weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Brrrrrr! 

Temperatures topped out in the mere mid 60s today after the cold front pushed through. The forecast models do indicate skies clearing out this evening, but so far the clouds have been rather persistent.

Expect breezy and cool conditions as high pressure shifts southward with onshore wind remaining strong and gusty through the weekend. Northeast winds tonight will be between 10-15 mph increasing to 15 - 20 mph with gust 30 mph plus along the beaches.  Small Craft Advisory conditions will be through Sunday morning with a moderate to high risk of rip currents along southeast Georgia and and northeast Florida beaches.

For the weekend, expect Nor'Easter conditions- we start on Saturday with with wake up temperatures in the upper 40s in southeastern Georgia and low to mid 50s in northeastern Florida, because of the overnight onshore winds, expect mid 50s to low 60s along our beaches. Expect increasing wind from the northeast between 15-20 mph with gust to 30 mph, especially along the beaches. Also, the clouds will increase throughout the day.  Below normal afternoon highs in the lower 60s across SE GA, upper 60s to low 70s in NE FL.  Scattered showers will be possible, especially for coastal zones but including Clay and Putnam counties. The onshore winds will push the coastal showers onshore, after 7:00a.m. you have a 30 percent chance to see a shower.

Sunday will be a little milder with less wind under partly sunny skies.  Wake up temperatures will be in the upper 40s to 50s in southeastern Georgia and in the  50s and 60s across northeastern Florida.  Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 60s to low 70s in southeastern Georgia, and in the low to mid 70s northeastern Florida.  Wind will be a little lighter, but still out of the northeast between 10-15 mph.  Showers are again possible along our coastal zones, with 20 percent chances to see rain.

Hourly Forecast:
10 am 63
Noon 64
3 pm 66
6 pm 63
8 pm 60
10 pm 58

Sunrise 6:48 am
Sunset 5:32 pm


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