Tropical blue skies, tropical clouds, tropical rain showers and the tropics are busy

Jacksonville is experiencing classic mid-September weather with hope of a break in the rains on Saturday

Some patchy inland morning fog
Some patchy inland morning fog

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Thursday, officially, the Jacksonville International Airport received nearly 3″ of rain with 2 1/2″ occurring in the middle of the night. That is classic for September where our heaviest rainfall often times takes place late at night or during the sunrise hours.

Rains on Friday will again be hit or miss and will be more widespread during the morning hours along I-95 and then we will see this shift inland throughout the afternoon and evening hours. By sundown, the best chances of rains will be along I-75. Rainfall amounts will be light to moderate, mainly under 1/2″. Breezy conditions will continue especially along area beaches, some winds will gust up to 20 mph.

Sunshine, meaning tropical blue skies, will mix with tropical puffy clouds that will produce a few tropical downpours. These showers will cap our daytime highs around 90° with the heat index (humiture) around 100° during the heat of the day.

Saturday will be the drier, but not dry, spot in our wet forecast.

A good beach Saturday, with a nice onshore breeze, blue tropical skies. Afternoon highs around 90°. Nice.

Then game day Sunday we will see showers surge northward from Central Florida and rains will be possible during the game, so if you do have a ticket, don’t forget your PONCHO. Then, keep it out as we are likely to see a nor’easter. Breezy, windy conditions all day on Tuesday.

Nor'easter next Tuesday?
Nor'easter next Tuesday?

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