A "local" Nor'easter will set up for the First Coast by Fri. into the weekend as low pressure develops east of the Bahamas while high pressure moves into the Northeast U.S. (see forecast map below for Sat. from the GFS model).
* gusty, brisk northeast winds of 15-25 mph -- especially strong at the beaches -- Fri. through the weekend.
* rough seas & surf - a high rip current risk at area beaches
* temps. only topping out between 80 & 85 degrees during the day
* lows at night well down into the 60s....& maybe a few upper 50s over inland SE Ga. Milder -- still in the 70s -- at the beaches.
* widely scattered showers moving inland off the Atlantic.
So while there will still be some rain, the overall pattern is drier. And we could use some time to dry out. Rainfall since Sunday has ranged from .5-1" over Jax's S'side....to 1-2.5" on Jax's N'side... to 6"+ for parts of Putnam & Alachua Co....as well as parts of Glynn & Camden Co. in Ga. Check out the photo below sent to Action News from Keith Eisenlohr on Easter Island where there was heavy flooding. Similar problems have been reported near St. Simons & Jekyll Islands.
Join me Sat. morning for "Purple Stride" in Jax Beach at the Seawalk Pavilion. This is a fundraiser for pancreatic cancer fundraising. A brisk northeast wind will make walking & running Sat. pretty comfortable. I'll be the emcee for the 2nd year in a row & have a personal stake in the endeavor -- "A Very Personal Journey: My Mom's Battle with Cancer". I hope to see you Sat.!
The Jags are back home Sun. with a 1pm kickoff. Good football weather: partly sunny, breezy winds from the NE, a brief shower, temps. near 80 degrees.
I had a fun t.v. weathercast Wed. evening when 6-yr. old Coleton Reynolds -- an aspiring t.v. meteorologist -- joined me to answer the "Weather Whys" question -- click ** here **.