Rain will help fires, but lightning a threat
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The First Alert Weather Team is tracking a potent storm system moving across the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Clouds are already on the increase on this Wednesday. Showers will develop tonight and intensify overnight and Thursday. 1-3 inches of rain is expected with isolated heavier amounts.
Lightning will be a threat to spark new fires. However, the projected rain totals are the amounts that can help contain rapid fire growth. And with inches possible, new fires may even be quickly put out by the downpours.
Some storms may be severe as well...with gusty winds and even an isolated tornado.
Showers will linger into Friday, and clouds will persist for much of the day.
However, sunshine is expected this weekend with seasonably warm temperatures.
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