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Beaches beware of fast developing storms this weekend

Jacksonville's will see more afternoon's where "thunder rolls" each afternoon

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Southwesterly winds will dominate the atmosphere above us and this will help push storms off the Beaches both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Worst timing for beachgoers will be after 2 p.m. and these storms will develop rapidly and could have significant lightning, gusty winds, sudden downpours and basically get you soaked.

Prior to that? Morning’s both Saturday and Sunday look pleasant, until about the lunch hour when the heat gets rough.

Sunrise temperatures will start around 75° and quickly warm into the 80s by 9 a.m. and near 90° by lunch. So, you know thereafter it will feel rough, feel-like temperatures will again top out around 102°. This will take place just before the arrival of afternoon and evening storms.

Thunder rolls, what does this mean? It means these storms will be loud (lots of lightning) and yet the downpours will be very concentrated, leaving some backyards with 1-2″ of rain, with high winds, some hail, but just a few miles away? They only hear the rolling thunder. Just a light shower.

Stay safe, use sunscreen and watch out for rapidly developing afternoon storms.

Beachgoers be aware!
Beachgoers be aware!
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