Top 10 Warmest New Year’s Eve days on record, warmth sticks around Friday

Jacksonville’s weather forecast will be mild overnight, showers Saturday night

Mild New Year's Eve forecast
Mild New Year's Eve forecast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today was lovely and warm, topping out at 80° at the airport, making it one of the top 10 warmest days on New Year’s Eve. Expect mild temperatures at midnight, with mid 60s expected. For perspective, our typical afternoon high this time of the year is in the mid 60s, so we are certainly warmer than normal.

The first day of 2021 will be warm, with potentially record challenging heat in some areas. Expect Friday to be warm and breezy with partly cloudy skies and afternoon highs around 80°.

Saturday’s forecast has dried out a little further, with the best chances for rain now on Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Expect mostly cloudy skies and afternoon highs in the upper 70s. The gusty winds stick around, out of the southwest between 12-17 mph.

Widespread showers ahead of a cold front move into our area Saturday evening, and it could rain overnight Saturday night into Sunday morning. There is an isolated chance for strong storms, but beneficial rainfall will be the most likely outcome.

We wake up damp and cloudy on Sunday, but the cold front behind the showers pushes through and we clear out, dry out, and turn chilly during the day Sunday. We will top out in the upper 60s, and we could actually cool down instead of warm up during the afternoon hours with a chilly breeze.

Monday kicks off a chilly and sunny few days, waking up in the low 40s and warming into the mid to low 60s.

Warm start to 2021, showers moving in Saturday evening