Dry air pushing in ends Weather Authority Alert

Now the chilly air returns

By John Gaughan - Chief meteorologist

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Morning heavy rain has pushed south while cloudy skies hold tight.  Temperatures are mild outside but next comes the cold tonight when it will quickly drop after dark into the 50s.

Around an inch of rain fell from downtown to Mayport Sunday morning.

This afternoon will be the last of the 70° days until Thursday. A cold spell takes over this week and it will be very chilly Monday.

Rain left Duval/Jacksonville area with a half to just over an inch in the gauges and no more is expected until Friday.

We stay under the gray blanket as clouds take a while to clear with some sun returning Tuesday.

Chilly nigths ahead until the end of the week.

Meanwhile in North Carolina snow continues to fall with a foot accumulating over the last 24 hours at Sugar Mountain.

Mountain snows in North Carolina may exceed 24", much less at lower elevations.

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