JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Not quite April Fools Day, but it is another weird day in the off the chart year of 2020. Tricsadactaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th. The good news is, Eta is out of here and brighter days and more seasonal conditions are on their way.
By the way, seasonal would be sunrise morning temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s. That would be about 20° colder than what we have been experiencing.
Basically, you will notice the shift in conditions quickly over the next few days into next week.
Starting off this Friday the 13th with partly cloudy skies, with a light breeze coming down the coast (northerly) we will still see afternoon high temperatures well above normal. Today’s high in the low 80s. There is a slight chance of a passing shower, but if it happens it should be light and brief, maybe just a sprinkle. Winds will become more northerly up to 10 mph.
Friday evening is looking very nice with clearing skies, comfortably mild evening temperatures. Temperatures in the 60s after dark. The sun goes down at 5:31 p.m. REAL EARLY.
By the time you get going on Saturday morning temperatures will start off around 60° and Saturday will see after noon highs in the upper 70s to the low 80s (inland). Winds will become more onshore, which will bring in a few clouds.
The bigger question, will those winds be strong enough to push onshore a number of rain producing clouds, or a large area of clouds that might obscure our view of the rocket launch Saturday at 7:56 p.m. ??
At this moment, we should be able to see parts of it (some clouds in our view).
Evening temperatures will be in the 60s, so pack a sweater, sweat shirt, jacket, some bug spray, and if you have a pair, your binoculars. Best viewing looks to be at area beaches.