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Rain Ends, Temps. Drop... Fall in the Air

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Updated: 10/22/2013 11:02 pm

The cold front moved across the First Coast through early Wed. bringing widespread rain but amounts varied a great deal. The average was a a tenth to a half inch but with local 1-2" amounts. Fleming Island was soaked with 1.65". Lingering light rain will end early Wed.

So now the focus will be temps. Still rather warm Wed. with highs near 80 degrees but with much lower humidity & an afternoon of sun. Dry air, light winds & clear skies will combine to help temps. plummet Wed. night with inland lows in the 40s by early Thu. Fri. through Mon. will all be just about the same:

* highs 70-75, lows in the 40s inland, 50s near the St. Johns River & coast

* little or no rain except for the possible fo an isolated, brief shower near the coast late in the weekend/early next week.

The last time the First Coast dropped into the 40s was May 14th (47 degrees)....& 48 degrees on April 21st. One has to go back all the way to March (25-30th) to find consecutive nights below 50 degrees!

The Jags have landed in London. No surprise - it was raining. And it will rain more often than not through Sunday. A little bit of a break Wed. into parts of Thu. before showers increase again later Thu. into Fri. with gusty raw winds. A brief break from the rain for part of Sat. will be followed by yet another storm system that looks to arrive just in time for Sunday's game when there will be more rain & gusty winds. Temps. will generally be in the mid 50s to low 60s (13-17 degrees C) for highs with lows in the 40s.

Autumn is definitely in the air elsewhere. The photo below is from Amanda Carta, Jax -- visiting in Albany, NY. Parts of the midwest had the first accumulating snow of the season Tue. While early in the season, the story really is just how short the period of time was between the last & the first snow this year (May 3rd) in Des Moines, for example.

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