The weekend might not have felt much like fall as the autumnal equinox officially occurred Sat., but it was a different story Mon. morning as inland lows dipped into the 50s....low to mid 60s from I-95 to near the intracoastal to the low to mid 70s near the coast.
The low of 57 at JIA was the coolest temp. in 4 months since May 20th when it dropped to 55 degrees. The avg. low is 68.
A sustained & prolonged period of onshore winds -- though not overly strong -- will now occur the rest of this week. The result will be:
-- an increase in moisture (humidity)
-- a slow increase in temps.
-- a few mainly coastal/near coastal showers that will gradually penetrate farther inland through the week.
-- breezy closer to the coast & beaches
-- somewhat rough seas & surf, moderate rip current risk
The next organized storm system of much consequence looks to arrive early next week.For the next Jags' home game
this Sunday: kickoff is not until 4:05pm which will help with the heat though temps. don't look extreme. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with a few showers possible. Wind: SE 5-15 mph. Temps. in the mid 80s at 4pm will fall into the 70s during the 2nd half. Sunset, by the way, is at 7:13pm, so the game will end in twilight if not darkness.
Our Jax N.W.S. has completed a summary of the summer that was -- weatherwise (June, July, Aug. - "meteorological summer"). The highlight was "Debby" which pummeled NE Fl./SE Ga. with extremely heavy rain. In fact, the summer was wet overall (though only 15th wettest since 1870) which kept temps. in check - an avg. of 1.0 degree below avg. including 51 at or above 90 degrees (avg. is 56 for the 3-mo. period). The highest temp. was 96 degrees, the lowest 59 degrees. Click here for a full summary.