Good spring rains have ended
Happy Sunday! We are off to a stormy start with widespread heavy rainfall packed with lightning and small hail tracking east across NE FL this morning. This will be very inconvenient for any morning plans and could cause localized flooding on roadways. It’s best to stay in and wait it out through the morning.
Tonight the coldest of the week
Tonight may be the last we see of chilly low 40s for a while. Clear skies will help the temps drop below 60 after 7 pm and eventually reach the upper 30s and lower 40s at inland locations and upper 40s at the coast. Then comes a warm up resulting in perhaps three consecutive 80° days by the weekend; a feat not seen locally since last Thanksgiving. The spring feel takes shape tomorrow afternoon in the mid 70s with sunny skies and low humidity. By Friday showers may target areas near Georgia while most areas in NEFLA remain dry.
Showers fade Sunday night
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A round of showers and storms that moved across our area prompted a Weather Authority Alert Day on Sunday. People in that area saw hours of rain, with amounts up to an inch. Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties were under a tornado warning for parts of Sunday afternoon as showers and stormes pushed through. There were some reports of downed trees near State Road 13A and some flooding on County Road 65. AdThe Weather Authority Alert Day ended shortly before 6 p.m., and showers will fade Sunday night.
High probabalities of rain for next 6 days
Worst on Saturday will be in the Panhandle yet expect rains/downpours for JaxJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This is an update to the challenging weekend forecast. After decades of forecasting, I have always been leery over the “sure thing” forecast. As we head into the weekend, the forecast models sure seem to be telling everyone who is willing to listen that heavy rains are a “sure thing” for this weekend. But, if I told you there was a 93% chance of rain, you would most likely conclude, “Dang, it is going to rain a ton”. AdYet, this is where the forecast models really unload, forecasting anywhere between 1-3″ of rain over Jacksonville (higher amounts in Georgia) during the next six days.
Rumbles of thunder as showers and storms build across our area
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – We’re seeing showers and a few thunderstorms scattered across most of our area, and we can expect a round or two more as we head into the evening hours. We may see dense fog in some areas again tonight, temperatures are sinking down into the upper 50s. Another round of showers will build across our area Saturday night. Monday will be mild and damp, with passing shower and temperatures in the mid 70s. Every single day for the rest of the work week next week looks similarly damp, with 60% chances for passing showers.
Soggy start to February: How this rain compares to years past
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – We’re only around a third of the way into February and we’ve already picked up about two-thirds the normal rainfall we typically see. That makes our monthly total 2.40″ of rain so far, which is only .79″ below our average rainfall total for the whole month, which is 3.19″. Comparatively, February of 2019 was much drier as we only saw 1.83″ of rain that month. If we go through February and March without much rain, our wildfire danger grows quite high. AdLooking ahead to the next round of wet weather, it appears we will continue to stave off spring fire danger with rain expected on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
Weather Authority Alert: Strong to severe storms track East tonight
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the Weather Authority Alert continues Saturday, the National Weather continues to watch to severe storms track east northeast across Northeast Florida. A Tornado Watch is in effect for Union, Putnam, St. Johns and Flagler counties until midnight. For the differences between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning, see the graphic below. Difference between a Tornado Watch and Tornado WarningThe Weather Authority Alert, which runs from 4-9 p.m., was triggered by heavy, disruptive rain and the potential for isolated severe thunderstorms. Those south of the I-10 corridor have an increased chance to see a strong to severe thunderstorm.
Find a nice warm place tonight as a chilly evening is upon us.
Find a nice warm place tonight as a chilly evening is upon us. The cloudy skies today stay overnight so it won’t be as cold compared to what’s ahead Saturday night. This evening will stay breezy with lows in the mid 30s over SE Georgia and inland north Florida to the lower 40s near the coast in St. Johns and Duval counties. A freeze watch is in effect for Sunday morning covering parts of inland northeast and north central Florida. Saturday night gets colder under mostly clear skies, light sending temps into the 30s with widespread frost inland and patchy frost possible near the coast.
Ariana Grande announces engagement, shows ring on Instagram
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, Ariana Grande performs a medley at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. On Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, Grande announced she is engaged in a series of social media photos of her and her fiance, Dalton Gomez, and a massive engagement ring. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Ariana Grande has announced she is engaged in a series of photos of her and her fiance and her engagement ring. The “Rain on Me” singer posted the photos of her cuddling with Dalton Gomez, a luxury real estate agent, on Instagram on Sunday. People magazine reported Grande and Gomez started dating earlier this year.
Warm week before a weekend treat
Tuesday starts off a little cloudier and warms into the mid 80s. Rain starts to enter the picture with a 30% chance during the afternoon and evening hours. Wednesday the mostly sunny skies are back, warming us into the mid 80s for the afternoon hours. The weekend will be cooler- Halloween looks mostly cloudy and breezy with mid 70s. Sunday will be mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the upper 70s.
Will we really see a pause in the rain?
Drier air is taking over shrinking the opportunity for heavy rain or frequent showers. Areas north of I-10 didn’t see much of any rain Sunday and the lack of rain spreads southward keeping places mostly dry tonight. Beaches will be the one area where a few isolated showers may develop but winds turn northerly confining most offshore. We will be treated to below normal lows in the mid to upper 60s north and central zones and upper 60s to around 70 from downtown to the coast. Once we get back into the 90s, it appears we stay that way through the end of the month!
Wet weather returns, Richard says Mother Nature will water your gardens
Deep tropical moisture will stream across the Gulf bring rounds of rain to our forecast circle. Heaviest rainfall will be south of I-10 with models indicating deepest amounts between highway 301 and I-75. Thursday: Rain returns with below normal temperatures. Showers with thunderstorms through the day with higher totals south of I-10 and between highway 301 and I-75, 70-90 percent. Heaviest rainfall expected early next week as Cristobal makes landfall for the second time along coastal Louisiana.
Warm and cloudy today, Richard says umbrella weather returns
Deep tropical moisture returns Thursday with increasing showers and thunderstorms. Afternoon highs in the mid to upper 80s inland, upper 70s to lower 80s along our beaches. Showers with thunderstorms through the day with higher totals in the southern part of our area, 60-80 percent. Tropics: Tropical Storm Cristobal continues to churn in the southern Gulf taking aim on coastal Louisiana and Texas, based on the NHC forecast. Looking ahead: Wet weather returns tomorrow and continues this weekend.
Tropical Storm Arthur spins out to sea, will drench Bermuda
Tropical Storm Arthur moved further out to sea Tuesday and was expected to dissipate into a depression before dumping heavy rain on Bermuda later in the week. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season sent rain over North Carolina Monday and forecasters warned to expect dangerous surf and rip currents for another day along parts of the U.S. East Coast. The storm had top sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kmh) Tuesday morning, and was moving east-northeast at 15 mph (24 kmh) on a path that would carry its center over the island of Bermuda on Thursday. Arthur formed Saturday in waters off Florida, marking the sixth straight year that a named storm has developed before June 1. By late Monday, storm watches and warnings in effect for parts of the North Carolina coast were canceled.