JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This weekend’s heat should be more than intense enough to allow for an afternoon high at least 92°. If so, it would be the hottest March afternoon in Jacksonville’s history. But that’s just the tip of the unprecedented heat. It will also be the THIRD MONTH in a row in which we have had an all-time record monthly high temperature.
The odds of this happening in a stable temperature world are extremely improbable. Something like one year in a thousand or more...
Back to the weekend weather.
Saturday expect mostly sunny skies, we may start off with some inland fog. Temperatures will race through the 70s and 80s, and top out in the record challenging low 90s. Expect southerly winds, keeping us toasty warm.
Sunday & Monday, expect to wake up with even more morning fog and low clouds, sunrise temps in the mid 60s and warm up into the low 90s, potentially record breaking heat again. Sunday winds will be out of the south 4-southwest around 10 mph and the skies will be mostly sunny all afternoon.
Tuesday the clouds will build in ahead of a cold front and chances for rain. We will be mostly cloudy and warm, hitting the mid to upper 80s. Chances for rain increase Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Wednesday expect 40% chances for showers, the best chance for rain over the next week and a half. The showers will help lower our pollen levels in addition to being much needed.
The cold front behind the rain leaves us quite pleasant on Thursday and Friday, only topping out in the mid to upper 70s under mostly sunny skies.