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Weekend outlook: Keep your umbrella handy

Wetter weather moves in Friday and sticks around through the weekend

Showers move in Friday, rounds of rain throughout the weekend
Showers move in Friday, rounds of rain throughout the weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – If you had big plans this weekend, you may need to include an umbrella. Friday’s forecast eases us into a wetter weather pattern with a few rounds of showers, especially in the afternoon and evening hours.

It will not rain the entire weekend, but we will have to dodge a few rounds of rain.

A cold front will sag through the Southeast on Friday, making for early chances for showers in Southeastern Georgia on Friday. The rounds of showers push across northeast Florida during the afternoon. Friday night will be soggy for most areas.

The rain will linger Friday night into Saturday morning across our southern areas, from Alachua to Clay, to Putnam, to St Johns counties could see consistent passing showers between midnight and sunrise. Areas to the north of I-10 will get a break in the rain during that time.

Most forecast models stall the front out just to the south of our area, giving much of our area a break in the rain Saturday morning, but remaining cloudy, cool and breezy.

A round or two of showers is expected by mid afternoon on Saturday to lift through most areas.

The rain returns Saturday night and lingers into Sunday morning. We expect to pick up 1-2 inches of rain between Friday and Sunday.

Sunday starts out damp, but we could get a drier spell by midday. The rain is expect to be done Sunday night, with temperatures dipping down into the chilly 40s.