Record heat fades slowly this evening, not AS hot weather ahead

Jacksonville's weather forecast is looking ahead to windier days

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – We just hit 97° at the airport in Jacksonville, breaking our high temperature record for today of 96°, which was set in 1961. The National Weather Service also says this is the latest in the month of September we have ever hit 97°. This evening will be warm, with temperatures slowly sinking out of the 90s and down through the 80s. Overnight lows will be in the low 70s under clear skies. 

Friday starts out in the low 70s and warms up under partly cloudy skies quickly. Expect afternoon highs just a tad cooler, topping out in the low 90s instead of the mid 90s. Winds will be out of the south and then the east between 5-10 mph. Friday evening looks especially nice as an easterly breeze builds in around 12 mph.

Saturday kicks off a lovely weekend weather pattern, but it will be a few degrees warmer than last weekend. We will wake up in the low 70s and warm into the upper 80s for an afternoon high. Expect mostly sunny skies. 

Sunday looks similar, starting out around 70° and warming up in the afternoon, hitting 88°. There is a 20% chance for an isolated shower to wander onshore.

Monday kicks off a Nor'easter, with winds building out of the northeast to around 15 mph. That keeps us a little cooler for the afternoon, hitting 86° for a daytime high. Expect coastal showers to wander onshore, making for 40% chances for showers.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and into Thursday expect northeasterly winds between 12-17 mph with decent chances to get caught in a coastal shower wandering onshore. Afternoon highs will top out in the mid 80s as a result.

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