Better chance for rain on Friday

Thursday evening forecast

Showers and storms have mainly stayed in southern areas, and more rain is possible in far southern regions this evening. The remainder of the area will stay dry with temperatures in the 70s.

Some coastal showers will again be possible overnight into the early morning. Expect daybreak temps in the low 70s.

Higher rain and storm chances arrive on Friday, which will likely bring activity into Metro Jacksonville. The highest chance for storms will be along and south of the I-10 corridor, with highs in the mid 80s.

The elevated storm chances will continue Saturday, with again the highest chance in Northeast Florida. Temps will be in the mid 80s.

The Jags game may feature some scattered storms Sunday, but a washout is not expected. Highs for Gameday will be in the mid 80s.

Drier weather is on track for next week.

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