Our soggy weather pattern is well underway as some places have had more than a half foot of rain since Fri. Rainfall Monday alone included:Ortega: 4.86"
San Marco: 4.71"
NAS JAX: 3.84" *3.45"/1 hour!
Orange Park: 3.17"
Doctors Inlet: 2.93"
Arlington: 2.68" in 1 hour!
Clay Hill: 2.3"
Fleming Island: 1.1"
Much of the rain fell in a very short period of time so street flooding was widespread especially across Duval & Clay Co. Photos below are from Chelsea on University Blvd....Daniel MacNulty, Ortega Blvd....Mike Baker, Bowden Rd. & Richard Rd...Ty Silcox, Orange Park...Jamie Smith, O. Park...Noel McLaren, Ortega...Derrick Odom, Beach Blvd. (why drive a motorcycle on a day like this??)...Steve Wrigley, entrance to the Hart Bridge. The last photo is from Victor Jackson, Colee Cove, Fl. - Sunday's lightning.
So we have another 2 days of potential heavy rain. An upper level trough of low pressure will remain nearby with deep, moist southwesterly flow off the Gulf of Mexico that will feed & fuel bands of heavy rain & storms across much of the First Coast. Additional rainfall of 1-3" but locally 5"+ is quite possible. We'll finally see less rain for Thu.-Sat. so still at least scattered showers & a few storms. One positive is that temps. will be lower with highs only in the 80s before pushing back to near 90 degrees Fri. into the weekend. The radar imagery below is courtesy the S. Fl. Water Management District.
We'll have to carefully watch for the potential for more heavy rain by early next week depending on how activity evolves in the tropical Atlantic. A large wave is rolling west & will be in the vicinity of the Lesser Antilles by mid to late week where it will slow a great deal & then take on some kind of northward move. At the very least tropical moisture could surge northward across the First Coast causing more heavy rain. This system could become "Isaac". For every day updates, read "Talking the Tropics With Mike" -- click here.