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Big rains return to Jacksonville

Expect 3 rounds of rain between Friday and Saturday morning

This rainfall forecast model keeps dumping the heaviest rains south of I-10 to St. Augustine.
This rainfall forecast model keeps dumping the heaviest rains south of I-10 to St. Augustine.

JACKSONVILLE, FLa – The first half of January started off wild and cooler than normal. The biggest winter weather news in the past five years happened on Jan. 8, when a trace of snow fell across town.  Since then?  Not much. Until today!

Grab your umbrellas and keep them close as there will be three threats of rain the next 24 hours. The first will start Friday morning and last until about 1 p.m.

The second round will be moderate and the biggest impacting round of rain for of Channel 4's viewing area  The heaviest will fall between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

A final round will come through Saturday morning between daybreak and 10 a.m.

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A few showers will swing through right before somewhat colder air. Saturday afternoon will be breezy, also.

While the heaviest rain will fall in south central Georgia, the Jacksonville metro area will see about 1 inch over the next day or so.

Residents south of Jacksonville may even see a few hours of sun.

Shifts heaviest into Georgia, the shift shows uncertainty on where the heaviest will be...
Shifts heaviest into Georgia, the shift shows uncertainty on where the heaviest will be...

The biggest threat will be from Friday morning's rains -- 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. -- where heavy bands of rain will quickly move across I-75.  These will fade as they reach Jacksonville, but will leave most of us wet and roads messy.

Good time to download The Weather Authority app and follow the rains on our radar.  Drive carefully and stay safe.  


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