Hot & steamy Memorial Day

Isolated storm possible in South Georgia

By Mark Collins - Meteorologist , Rebecca Barry - Meteorologist
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

We woke up to mid 70s and a few clouds Memorial Day morning, elevated winds overnight prevented any fog from forming. Expect mid morning clearing  and sunny skies by the afternoon hours. Temperatures are currently breaking into the 90s, where we will spend the afternoon. 

 

Memorial Day will be hot and dry. Temperatures will warm quickly out of the mid 70s, into the upper 80s by the lunch hour.  Afternoon temperatures will be in the 90s. Westerly and Southwesterly winds around 10 mph prevent the sea breeze from moving inland and cooling anyone down. The beaches will top out in the low 90s, most areas will see mid 90s for an afternoon high. A few isolated towns to the West of I-95 will see upper 90s this afternoon.  Expect mostly dry conditions, but Southeastern Georgia may be lucky enough to get a few thunderstorms Monday afternoon. Rain chances look better Tuesday afternoon along  with some isolated storms that could develop near Jacksonville.

Expect decent chances for rain each day of our short workweek. Chances for showers & storms will increase on Wednesday and through the end of the week as storms push to the coast each afternoon. Some heavy rain and gusty winds are possible in stronger storms each day.  The daily downpours will help break the heat wave with highs limited to the upper 80s to 90. Routine showers is exactly what we need to help with our dry conditions. 

On this day in local weather history, In 2006 dangerous rip currents pulled 6 people offshore in Flagler beach and they required rescue to return to shore. Rip Currents are our local number one weather-related killer. Today's risk for rip currents is Low. It is always recommended to swim at life guarded beaches, and if you get caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore until you get out of the current and can swim back to the beach. 

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