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Storms & Photos... Wind Shift for the Weekend... Jags' Forecast... 90 Degree Days

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Updated: 9/05/2013 11:34 pm

One more day of t'storms Fri. before a pattern change. An upper level disturbance moving south from Ga. will combine with hot temps. & the inland-moving sea breeze to trigger scattered heavy afternoon storms. General movement will be to the south or southeast but will be erratic at time due to outflows & the sea breeze. I would anticipate a couple of very intense, possibly severe storms Fri. afternoon with nonstop lightning, very heavy rain, strong winds & perhaps some hail. Radar imagery below from our Jax N.W.S.:

Photos from Thu.'s storms - Joseph Grosch, Bartram Springs....Penny Colee, St. Augustine... Tony Combs - sunset over Everbank Field.

Nicer weather for the weekend. Winds will blow from the E/NE ushering in at least a bit cooler air & -- more importantly -- less rain. It won't necessarily be completely dry since winds will be blowing off the Atlantic but long parts of the weekend should be dry with a few showers near the coast in the morning & more inland in the afternoon. Temps. will range from the mid 80s at the beaches to low 90s inland. Lows will dip into the 60s inland but stay well into the 70s at the beaches.

So..... for the Jags' home opener Sunday: partly sunny, warm & muggy with a brief shower possible. E/NE winds 10-15 mph with temps. in the upper 80s.

By Sept., I often get the question: "when will it cool off?". And I always say: "Halloween". We'll get some cooler nights, especially late in Sept. & particularly in Oct. but sustained cooler air with low humidity does not usually last more than 2-3 days before late Oct. Having said that, this summer really has not been all that hot (following a cool spring). Jax averages 82 - 90 degree days per year. There have only been 50 so far this year (but every day in Sept. so far). The breakdown of 90 degree days:

                                     Avg.                          2013

April                                 1                               0

May                                  8                               1

June                                 17                             14

July                                  24                             12

Aug.                                 21                             18

Sept.                                10                              5 (through Sept. 5th)

Oct.                                  1                               ---

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