One more mild day before temps. cool for the rest of the week. A weakening cool front will move west to east Tue. bringing a few light showers but nothing substantial. Isolated spots Mon. afternoon on Jax's S'side managed an inch of rain but most places had less than a quarter of an inch if measurable at all. Tue.'s rain will average a tenth of an inch or less. Once the front passes, winds will shift to the northeast off the cool Atlantic keeping temps. on the cool side of avg. -- in the 60s....to a few low 70s well inland. Winds aloft will still be from the southwest bringing moisture off the Gulf so we'll see plenty of cloudiness & at least scattered showers that will have a tendency to be more concentrated closer to the coast. There will be 2 opportunities for at least somewhat more signifciant rain during the
next 5 days:(1)
an upper level disturbance will move across the area Wed.-Wed. night increasing showers though amounts still don't look partiuclarly heavy(2)
a pretty strong upper level disturbance arrives Fri.-Sat. leading to "cyclogenesis" or the development of surface low pressure just northeast of Jax. At this point, the heaviest rain looks like it'll stay north & northeast of the First Coast Fri.-Sat. as the best phasing occurs at or just east of Jax, but it'll be close. This nor'easter will then intensify & move north/northeast late in the weekend/early next week & could bring another round of heavy rain/gusty winds to parts of the mid Atlantic & New England by early next week.A total eclipse
will occur Tue. "Down Under". The area that will be able see totality is very narrow & small window over NE Australia as much of the eclipse will occur over the open water of the Pacific -- see the map below courtesy the "Eclipser". Click here
(Ustream) to see an internet stream of the eclipse & here
Check out the beautiful sunset over the weekend at Doctors Lake from Bruce Hellen.