JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Saturday starts out in the mid 70s, but a steep warm up into the low 90s by the noon hour is just the beginning of today’s heat. We will spend the afternoon in the mid 90s, topping out at 96°, feeling more like 100°. Winds will be out of the southwest around 10mph. The afternoon will be mostly dry, with only a 20% chance for an isolated afternoon storm.
Isaias timing has slowed down (little shift in track)
Sunday starts off partly cloudy, as the outer fringe rain bands of Hurricane Isaias begin to wander onshore as the storm passes by us well to the east. We expect widespread showers and thunderstorms to spread across our area, resulting in 1-3″ of rain along our beaches, with less than an inch of rain expected west of I-95. We will see rough surf and a High Risk for rip currents along with gusty winds.
It appears the worst of Isaias will be while we sleep Sunday night into Monday morning. Winds and coastal downpours will slowly build in brief squalls of rain, especially after 3pm. Highs Sunday will still be hot inland, in the 90s, but beaches will have highs in the 80s as winds build to between 15-25 mph.
Monday, we have a hot wind shift!
Winds Monday will become northwesterly, allowing for hot, offshore winds. Skies clear and daytime highs will “pop” into the mid 90s and feel-like highs into the low 100s. A few evening storms will be around.
Tuesday through the end of the week looks hot, topping out in the mid 90s with good chances to see afternoon showers and thunderstorms.