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Thunder rolls through the forecast as umbrella days continue

Jacksonville's weather of deep tropical moisture may help spin off a tropical low pressure off the Carolina Coast

TGIF! Sunrise Friday
TGIF! Sunrise Friday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Working our way into the weekend and it appears we will be slogging our way through afternoon and evening storms. A huge region of deep tropical moisture has been somewhat stationary over us for about a week and not too surprisingly, some of this excess moisture may spin off into another semi-tropical system this weekend. This system will quickly move away from Jacksonville, so instead of consolidating and helping to dry Jacksonville out (and the Southeastern States) this won’t be able to dry out this weekend.

Another Tropical System?
Another Tropical System?

So, the afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be dominate each and every day.

How unusual is this much rain in August?

The storms should by 9 p.m. and we will see clearing skies overnight with temperatures sinking down into the low 70s.

Friday we wake up around 74° and warm up under partly cloudy skies into the mid 90s. The afternoon storms that fire up will be a bit more limited that previous day, expect 50% coverage of rain during the afternoon and evening hours, peaking in Jacksonville around 4 p.m.

For the weekend, the rain chances are back up to 70% for the afternoon hours. On Saturday and Sunday we will wake up in the mid 70s to partly cloudy skies. Expect to warm up into the low to mid 90s before the showers and thunderstorms fire up.

Look for rainbows as the sun gets lower on the horizon, here’s why we are right in the middle of rainbow season.

The summer time weather pattern continues into next week, with temperatures topping out in the mid to low 90s. We expect widespread coverage of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, between 60-80% each day through Wednesday.

7-Day Forecast
7-Day Forecast

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