JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today is a weather authority alert afternoon and here's why- after a warm and breezy morning, our temperatures will climb in the upper 80s before showers and possibly severe thunderstorms sweep through the area during the afternoon hours.
Expect 2 to 3 hours of rain in between 2 and 8 PM the strongest showers and thunderstorms and the most frequent will be to the north of I- 10. Along and to the north of I- 10 is under a slight risk for severe weather and to the south of I- 10 is under a marginal risk for severe weather today from the Storm Prediction Center.
Afternoon temperatures will reach the upper 80s before the showers and thunderstorms roll through. Expect the wins to pick up out of the Southwest in between 10 and 15 mph during the morning hours. Expect a warm and breezy day before the showers and thunderstorms push through this afternoon. Expect 50% chances for rain overall today.
Today's greatest risk for severe weather is to the north of I- 10 and the greatest threats are strong straight-line wind gusts, lightning, and hail. Expect isolated rainfall totals between one and 2 inches with more widespread rainfall totals closer to a quarter of an inch.
Beginning at 2 PM we will provide hourly updates online, on our app, and on our Facebook and Twitter to update you as to where the storms are and what you can expect for the afternoon hours.