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Timing will be everything for outdoor plans

Friday through Sunday will find hours of dry and downpours

Sunshine will be more widespread today
Sunshine will be more widespread today

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Deep tropical moisture continues to hang over the area. The result has been for days and days of off and on downpours. Rainfall amounts have been heavy for some (greater than 3″) whereas most places have seen just the constant anytime threat, along with an actual downpour. Friday will see a shift in these conditions. Subtle but important.

Winds will become more southwesterly today through Sunday. Instead of the constant onshore winds and tropical downpours, the pattern will be equally as wet, but storms will become more of the afternoon and evening variety. Plus, they will start earlier out west and later closer to the coast.

Today through the Fourth of July

The chance of rain each afternoon will be very high, greater than 75%. Yet, we are not looking for a washout day, just periods, lasting for hours of downpours. Daytime highs, normally in the low 90s (with feel-like temperatures in the low 100s) will see afternoon highs 85-88°. Rainfall amounts will be between 1/2 and 1-1/2″ each day.

Here’s more on the Fourth of July forecast.

11 PM Thursday track of Elsa, no major shifts.
Stay alert to Elsa this weekend

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