Mini nor'easter will slowly fade into the weekend

Coastal advisories include heavy surf, coastal flooding and small craft

By John Gaughan - Chief meteorologist

JACKSONVILLE, Fla - The mini-nor'easter continues to fade (slowly) as winds, waves, tidal flooding will subside over the next few days. Evening temperatures will be in the 70s but ultimately drop into the 50s inland and 60 in the downtown areas of Jacksonville to around 70 at the beach.

Nor'easter hazards include:

  • Small Craft Advisories for beach winds to 30 mph and seas to 6-7 feet
  • Coastal Tidal Flooding at times of high tide; 9pm tonight 9 am tomorrow morning
  • River Tidal Flooding at times of high tide; 11pm tonight and 11 am tomorrow morning
  • Heavy Surf as surf will be up to 6 feet
  • Rip Current Risk is very high

Rain threats are out there but only as brief and very scattered (isolated) beach downpours that can be fairly intense. In general, amounts will be light.

Skies will slowly try and clear out as we head into the weekend. This will "pop" our afternoon highs into the 80s from today until next Wednesday. The "real" heat will be here Sunday and Monday as afternoon high reach well into the 80s, along with humidity we will see temperatures feel-like 95°.

And with the very warm weekend temperatures, afternoon and evening showers and possibly thunderstorms will develop Saturday thru Monday.

Monday evening may end up being a Weather Authority Alert Day (WAAD) as storms rolling across the area, especially Monday night, may become severe with a threat of an isolated tornado, some hail and damaging storm winds. We will get a better handle on the details of these storms intensities and timing as we get closer to Monday.

 

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