Ahhh.....back into the saddle of a very nice week off. Traveled "home" & rested, ate, slept, drank (pop, of course...or soda in these parts), recreated & had priceless family time.So....let's see what's on the weather "palette" these days......
Tue. will be hot(!). Afternoon temps. will hit the mid 90s with only low coverage of very widely scattered afternoon showers & storms. Most places will not get rain. Afternoon showers & storms will increase Wed.-Fri. with some heavy downpours & frequent lightning.
By the weekend, a persistent onshore east to southeast wind will develop pushing most of the afternoon showers & storms more inland with only a few morning showers closer to the coast. Temps. will be a bit lower at the beaches along with an enhanced rip current risk.
Tropical depression #2 has formed but is quickly moving inland over Belize. While some slight regeneration is possible over the Bay of Campeche once the system re-emerges over the far SW Gulf of Mexico, it's questionable as to whether the system will still be "alive" not to mention that the possible re-entry over warm water will be for only a short time. The rest of the tropics are quiet for now. Click ** here ** for daily updates -- "Talking the Tropics With Mike". The Jax N.W.S. has issued their detailed summary on tropical storm "Andrea" -- click ** here **.
We had some intense afternoon storms Fri. Check out the lightning photos below from Earl Boyd in Middleburg & Angie Blanton on Jax's Westside. The storm in Clay Co. became particularly strong with damaging downburst winds.
We're entering the peak of our lightning season: Remember the 30/30 rule: wait 30 min. to go outside after you hear the last clap of thunder.