Jacksonville's dry days have come to an end

Just a few thundershowers today with much more this weekend

By Richard Nunn - Meteorologist

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Isolated showers, storms will migrate inland along and near the east coast sea breeze.  Near seasonal afternoon highs with partly cloudy skies.  Friday and weekend rainfall expected as a tropical wave approaches our local waters from the southeast.  Wave number two continues to show signs of strengthening with a 70 percent chance of development this weekend.

Today:  Partly cloudy with afternoon highs in the low to mid 90s inland, 80s to low 90s along our beaches.  Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms may develop across our coastal counties south moving toward our inland counties this afternoon,20-40, between 2pm - 7pm.  Wind W/SE 5-15 mph.

 

Friday:  Scattered to numerous showers and storms possible from dawn to dusk, 60-70 percent.  A tropical wave will move northwest across the local waters Friday and Saturday.  Cloudy with wake up temperatures in the 70s.  Afternoon highs in the 80s inland and along the beaches.  E 5-10 mph.   

Looking ahead:  A broad low pressure system located about 900 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.  Gradual development is possible during the next couple of days while the system moves west-northwestward at about 15 mph across the central tropical Atlantic Ocean.  Conditions are forecast to become more conducive for development over the weekend, and a tropical depression is likely to form by early next week several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles.  Formation chance through 48 hours- 20 percent.  Formation chance through 5 days - 70 percent.

 

Hourly Forecast:
Noon 88
3 pm 91 - 20%
5 pm 90 - 30%
8 pm 82 - 10%
10 pm 80

Sunrise: 6:44 am
Sunset:  8:20 pm

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