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Big Changes Fri. Into the Weekend... Inside the Bottom of a Tornado... Children & Fear of Thunder

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Updated: 4/18/2013 11:08 pm
A bit of a weather roller coaster through the weekend.  Realize the very warm temps. of Fri. will be much different for the weekend.  The transition will include some rain for the First Coast.  Here's what to expect:

Partly cloudy, windy & very warm with afternoon highs 85-90 degrees.  Offshore winds will push the warmth all the way to the beaches.  The sea breeze should kick off at least scattered late day t'storms with a few strong storms. 

The initial storms should weaken rather quickly by sunset then showers & a few t'storms will spread back across the area from west to east overnight.

Bands of rain will move across the area with some heavier showers at times.  There could be a few lightning strikes but no real strong or real organized t'storms as the cold front moves across Jax about midday.  Rain should diminish from northwest to southeast through the afternoon.  The combination of low clouds, rain & a wind shift to the northeast will keep temps. unseasonably cool -- only in the 60s.

A raw breezy & gusty northeast wind at 15-25 mph off the cool Atlantic will make for a very chilly day.  Temps. will again only top out in the 60s after starting in the 50s.  Enough moisture will spread inland off the Atlantic to produce some sporadic light rain.

A couple of interesting articles....the 2nd might be helpful for your family:
(1) Go inside the bottom of a tornado! - from the Washington Post -- click here.
(2) Children & their fear of thunder - from the Washington Times - click here.

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