JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today started out with coastal breezes in the mild mid-70s. Tropical Storm Isaias churns past us today, well offshore from our coastline, making for minimal impacts on our area. Expect coastal clouds and few rounds of coastal showers, resulting in around an inch of rain. Winds along the coastline will be around 15-20 mph with a few higher gusts. Inland areas will see partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures with even fewer chances for showers.
The brief downpours persist through the afternoon hours. Winds will shift from Northeasterly to North to Northwesterly, then Westerly as we see Isaias slide by up the coast. Isaias is expected to become a Category 1 Hurricane again later this afternoon, but that will not change our minimal impacts.
There is a chance that after Isaias has passed by, during the evening hours we will see a few late in the evening or night storms develop. These would most likely take place west of Jacksonville but move across the area during the overnight, Monday night into early Tuesday.
Afternoon highs will reach near 89° during the afternoon, there could be an isolated evening thundershower Monday night. Steamy with nighttime lows in the upper 70s.
Tuesday starts out with partly cloudy skies and heats up quickly into the mid-90s. Expect widespread afternoon showers and thunderstorms to fire up and push across our area, lingering into the evening hours along the coastline.
Wednesday will not be completely dry, but the rainfall chances are the most limited we will see all week, with 50% chances for afternoon storms.
Thursday kicks off a pattern of more widespread afternoon thunderstorms, with 70% chances for storms through the weekend. Expect hot afternoon temperatures in the mid to low 90s.