The moisture field from Laura is about to sweep across Jacksonville this weekend

Jacksonville’s weekend gets wetter into Sunday

Saturday starts off steamy/sunny

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Once a powerful Category 4 hurricane, Laura has faded into an area of downpours. Downpours that have a tail, that tail extends southward. This tail of extremely tropical air, full of moisture, will be sweeping eastward towards Jacksonville.

So, here comes the rains.

Saturday starts out just like the past few dry mornings, steamy start with sunrise temperatures around 75° (feel-like temperatures around 85°) and this will also be the better weather we can expect this weekend. By the time we get to the noon hour, clouds begin to rapidly build. Showers and then storms will begin to pop around town. The best chances for showers and storms will be peaking between 1-5 p.m. Some of these storms will have very heavy rainfall and some gusty winds. Storm wind gusts will be in the 30-40 mph range, but not quite at severe levels. The clouds and afternoon rain will temper our heating a bit, only topping out around 89°. You have a 65% chance to get rained on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday looks even wetter, with an 80% chances for scattered showers and storms. These storms may start the day and then be “around” all day long. The heaviest of the storms will once again be mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. However, these storms may last well into the overnight hours. Clouds once again we will have the potential for very heavy downpours. There will be the possibility of 2 or more inches of rain for some, causing some localized flooding. Highs on Sunday will be around 90°.

Early next week, heavy storms will be possible on Monday and Tuesday, then we should briefly dry out going into the weekend.

Saturday storms return
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