Another round of rain brought widespread quarter to half inch amounts Thu. night with a few spots managing nearly 3/4" of an inch. Fri. will be mostly cloudy & cool with a bit of drizzle or light rain with temps. only reaching the 50s.
Yet another upper level disturbance will move into the area with more rain Fri. night through Saturday. An additional half inch to an inch of rain will fall across most of the First Coast. The rain will diminish from west to east between 1 & 4pm leaving us with a much nicer Sunday -- the "pick day" of the weekend.
Beginning with the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA's National Hurricane Center will begin using an experimental Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map for those areas along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the United States at risk of storm surge from a tropical cyclone. An overview can be found ** here **.
Developed over the course of several years in consultation with broadcast meteorologists, emergency managers, and others, the map will show the geographical areas where the NHC forecast indicates storm surge could occur and how high above ground the water could reach in those areas.
Although storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane, many people do not understand this term or the threat it represents.
You can view forecast storm surge forecasts for Cat. 1-5 storms for NE Fl. courtesy WUnderground ** here **.