JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- Rain bands will gradually develop and increase near and just off the coast overnight into early Thursday making for a potentially wet and slow morning commute. Strong onshore east winds will batter area beaches with gusts of 30+ mph creating rough seas and surf and a high, dangerous rip current risk. The combination of moisture off the Atlantic and an upper level disturbance moving in from the Gulf of Mexico will maintain periods of rain through at least early Friday with heavy rain at times. Some areas could receive 1-2" of rain, locally more. The clouds and rain will keep temperatures cool for early May with highs Thursday only in the 70s inland and as low as the upper 60s at the beaches.