Torrential downpours expected today, Saturday

Blinding rain, possible flooding follows Thursday deluge.

Jacksonville, Fl — Buckle up for another afternoon of blinding rain and possible flooding. Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says some neighborhoods saw as much as four inches in a short amount of time on Thursday.

“And we see more of the same today, starting out relatively quiet during the morning hours but then midday and afternoon showers and thunderstorms especially are going to develop and will likely continue through about 6 or 7 pm so it could affect some of the high school football games depending on the exact time of kickoff”, said Buresh.

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Rain in northern Duval County on Thursday afternoon helped trigger a mudslide on I-295 and the I-95 interchange construction project on Jacksonville’s northside. Lanes reopened in time for Friday morning rush hour.

Buresh says scattered showers and storms will continue on Saturday and will be heavy at times. Then on Sunday, winds will shift to off the Atlantic Ocean, which will allow rain and storms to shift more inland.

The onshore flow will continue into early next week with storms shifting inland by the afternoon. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s.