JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Saturday's weather headline was record cold weather. Jacksonville's daytime high of 62 degrees tied the all-time record for lowest maximum temperature for the date (previously set in 1926). Our average high, by the way, is 80 degrees.
The new weather headline looking forward is the increasing wind.
On Sunday and Monday, a trough of low pressure will develop around the Northwestern Bahamas and generate onshore winds. The term for this along the First Coast is "local nor'easter".
This pattern will bring winds in from the northeast direction at 20-30 mph at area beaches with gusts close to gale offshore. Seas will build to 5 to 7 feet. The rip current risk will be high.
On Tuesday, the system pulls away from the coast, and the winds will ease.
We'll also see a warming trend this coming week.