JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today began in the low 60s under partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. Light showers moved slowly Eastward to the North of I-10. The morning showers should dissipate or move offshore by the mid day. Despite the cloud cover- our temperatures will rise today. By the lunch hour, expect temperatures in the mid to low 70s. Our afternoon highs should reach the low 80s around 3 to 4:00 pm.
As our temperatures warm up, a cold front will be moving into Southeast Georgia, providing instability and lift for showers and thunderstorms to develop during the afternoon hours. The most widespread rain will be to the North of I-10, but Northeastern Florida will still see passing showers during the afternoon and evening hours. Instability will be limited, so no severe weather is expected, but a few strong wind gusts are possible within the afternoon and evening thunderstorms. The sea breeze may enhance a few coastal thunderstorms during the later afternoon hours as well. The showers will drop less than a tenth of an inch of rain in most cases.
A few (in Southern areas especially) storms may linger until midnight, but will fade after that. Overnight temperatures will sink rather slowly into the 60s by early Wednesday.