JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Evening storms will continue from Orange Park across the Buckman Bridge to Mandarin, moderate downpours continue from there southward across much of Clay and St. Johns counties. These are the last of the evening storms, none are severe, but rumbles of thunder and a few flashes of lightning will continue through 9pm.
Thereafter, most all storms should fade into the night.
The heat will be back tomorrow (Wednesday) but there will be a subtle shift in the winds, bringing cooler afternoon highs at area beaches. These onshore breezes will also force the main area of the evening storms along and west of US301 (fewer along I-95).
Afternoon highs will reach 95° along and west of the St. Johns river/I-95 to only around 90° at area beaches.
So, better, but yet hot.
The outlook for the rest of the week continues with afternoon onshore winds, and not as hot afternoon highs (around 90°). Storm chances will be below normal for July, with the biggest chances inland areas of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
Weekend will see an increase of showers and storms.