TGIF! Another sun and clouds start to the morning

Can't rule out a thundershower around Jacksonville later today.

By John Gaughan - Chief meteorologist
The weekend is just around the bend and Mother Nature will bring us fewer afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Today, for Jacksonville, the break from the widespread afternoon storms continues with limited showers and thunderstorms, resulting in 20-30 percent chances to see rain. The best areas for seeing showers are Palatka and Gainesville.  Wake up temperatures will be in the low to mid 70s for inland areas and in the mid to upper 70s along the beaches.  
Afternoon highs will top out in the low to mid 90s for inland counties and in the upper 80s to low 90s along the beaches.  Winds will be generally light and variable out of the Northwest turning Southeasterly between 7-14 mph.
The weekend forecast turns just a tad wetter. On Saturday & Sunday we will to out in the low 90s, with 40% chances for showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and early evening hours. 
Today's Forecast:
6 a.m. - 74° Sun and clouds mix
8 a.m. - 77° Mostly Sunny
10 a.m. -  86° Sunny and becoming hot
12 Noon - 90° Sunny, hot, building clouds
Sunrise: 6:37 am
Sunset: 8:27 pm
Yesterday has quite a history of being unusually warm. In 1986, today was the hottest day on record for all time on St Simons Island, when the mercury topped out at 104°. Also on St Simons Island today holds the record for the highest daily average temperature of 93°. Also, in the year 2000, Alma, Georgia hit their all time record high today, reaching 104°.

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