Second opportunity to receive tax-free discount on hurricane preparedness items starts Saturday
If you missed the first hurricane supply sales tax holiday in May at the beginning of hurricane season, your second chance to receive a few savings is Saturday, which comes just as a developing system is brewing in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
Pleasant, not perfect weekend weather
Mindy was really a waste of a Tropical Storm, lasting only hours as a tropical storm and remaining super weak, we had very little rainfall and a gust of wind to 33 mph. Those morning breezes Thursday were actually a little relief from recent toasty temperatures. So weak was Mindy, as she moved away, she was unable to clear our skies and coastal showers and this is why our weekend weather will be pleasant, not perfect.
Sea breeze showers, storms through Saturday, Fred takes center stage Sunday
High pressure across the region will continue deep easterly flow through Saturday. Drier air has moved in from the east which will limit storm coverage. Isolated showers, storms will develop along the east coast sea breeze and push inland.
County-by-county: Northeast Florida prepares for Eta
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Eta is bringing heavy squalls with tropical-storm-force winds onshore as it tracks northeast across Northeast Florida. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday expanded a state of emergency and asked President Donald Trump for a federal emergency declaration as Tropical Storm Eta prepared to make landfall Thursday. It will be a weak tropical storm or possibly even a depression as it moves across Northeast Florida. About 5 p.m., Clay County District Schools announced all schools and offices within the district will be closed on Thursday, and all after-school activities will be canceled. The Bradford County School District said it is closing schools Thursday due to Eta.
Zeta temporarily weakens into a Tropical Storm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – At 5 p.m. the center of Tropical Storm Zeta was crossing the Louisiana coast. The center of Hurricane Zeta was located near latitude 29.2 North, longitude 90.6 West. Weakening will occur while Zeta moves over the southeastern United States on Thursday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles. This year’s season has so many storms that the hurricane center had to turn to the Greek alphabet after running out of official names for only the second time in history.
Don’t be fooled by Tuesday morning wake-up sunshine, grab an umbrella
It will be breezy with winds out of the east between 10-15 mph. Under mostly cloudy skies we will top out around 87°. Expect mostly cloudy skies, widespread passing downpours, and afternoon highs around 87°. The mostly cloudy skies and 70-80% coverage of showers continue in your forecast on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Then, be on the alert for this weekend and a possible moderate to strong nor’easter.
Tropical trouble in South Florida. Sally is that you?
The NHC began issuing advisories on Tropical Depression 19 at 5 p.m. Friday. Forecasters predict 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches across west-central and southern Florida, including the Florida Keys, through Sunday. The depression is expected to grow into Tropical Storm Sally once it is over open water in the Gulf of Mexico later in the day. It will be the 18th named storm of this over-the-top hurricane season. Sally could intensify to a strong tropical storm or even Category 1 hurricane as it approaches the Mississippi/Louisiana coastline early Wednesday morning.
Dry run for Florida as Tropical Storm Isaias breezes past
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Weve watched Tropical Storm Isaias since it was a tiny cluster of thunderstorms just off the coast of Africa one week ago. At it neared Puerto Rico, the storm strengthened into Tropical Storm Isaias. Heavy rainfall and flooding will remain a threat to Puerto Rico today as Tropical Storm #Isaias moves to the west of the area. Once Isaias moved in on the south Florida coast it was once again at Tropical Storm strength, with sustained wind speeds of 70 mph. NHC Track of Tropical Storm Isaias (wjxt)Tropical Storm Isaias is forecasted to intensify once again into a Category 1 hurricane Monday evening as it approaches the Carolinas.
Tropical Storm Isaias forms south of Puerto Rico
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The system weve been watching in the tropics for days has finally reached Tropical Storm strength and was declared Isaias by the NHC on Thursday evening. At 11 p.m., the disturbance was located about 155 miles south on Ponce Puerto Rico with 50 mph winds and a minimum pressure of 1005 MB. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within within 36 hours. Land interaction with Puerto Rico and Hispaniola could also disrupt the organization. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Tuesday said the city is prepared to cope with both tropical conditions and the pandemic.
Tropical Storm Sebastien over open Atlantic
Advisories are being initiated on Tropical Storm Sebastian with an initial advisory intensity of 40 knots. Tropical Storm Sebastien was located near latitude 20.1 North, longitude 58.7 West. Sebastien is moving toward the north-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h). Sebastien is then expected to become absorbed by a cold front in about 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.