• First Alert Weather: Rain, few thunderstorms move in Wednesday afternoon

    By: Stacey Garvilla


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - WATCH LIVE: Meteorologist Garrett Bedenbaugh has your First Alert forecast on CBS47 at Noon:

    Steady light to moderate rain has been ongoing in the metro early this morning so there will be a lot of wet roads for the morning commute. The current band of rain will exit before the morning commute gets going but additional showers are likely to still swing through. Moderate rain has been ongoing through Waycross and Brunswick too with a general decrease in rain by mid morning. 

    Areas may dry out some before another round of rain and a few thunderstorms moves in for the afternoon. By this evening, a drying trend will be underway as a cold front swings through bringing winds from the north. 

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    Cooler and drier for Thursday and Friday with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s for some areas Friday morning. Clouds return with rain at times for the weekend with highs back in the 80s. 

    TROPICS: A tropical wave will move into the Western Gulf over the next few days with some opportunity of development. Tropical Depression #15 is tracking toward Cabo Verde off the west coast of Africa. There is NO imminent threat to the U.S. or NE Florida.

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