Easter weekend weather looks outstanding

Weather Authority Alert for this afternoon

By Richard Nunn - Meteorologist

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Today is a Weather Authority Alert Day.  Numerous severe storms possible this afternoon with rainfall rates averaging 1.00 inch with some areas seeing 2-3 inches.  A squall line will push through this afternoon with numerous storms producing wind 45 to 60 mph, stronger storms up to 70 mph.  Isolated tornadoes will be possible along the squall line.  Skies will clear mainly after 6 pm turning cool, breezy and sunny Saturday. 

Friday:  Weather Alert Day.  The entire area will be under an Enhanced Level of storm activity with numerous severe storms possible.  Timing: 10am - 5pm.  Hazards will include damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, storms with isolated tornadoes, locally heavy rainfall.  Wake up temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s.  Afternoon highs in the 70s to low 80s.  Wind SW 20-25 mph with stronger gusts.

Saturday:  Breezy, cool and sunny.  Wake up temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s.  Afternoon highs in the 60s to low 70s.  Wind SW 10-15 mph.  

Sunday:  Warmer under sunny skies.  Wake up temperatures in the 40s to low 50s.  Afternoon highs in the 70s.  Wind NW 5-10 mph.

Pollen:  Oak, Juniper and Bayberry - 2.3

Hourly Forecast:
7 am 71 - 20%
9 am 75 - 20%
10 am 79 - 30%
Noon 84 - 40%
3 pm 79 - 100%
5 pm 75 - 70%
8 pm 70 - 10%
10 pm 64
11 pm 62

Sunrise: 6:55 am
Sunset:  7:56 pm

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