• First Alert Weather: Tropical development possible into the weekend

    By: Stacey Garvilla


    WATCH LIVE: Meteorologist Stacey Garvilla has the potential local impacts for our area on CBS47 at Noon:

    Widely scattered showers have moved off the Atlantic today with onshore winds. Brief, heavy downpours continue tracking west and southwest across mainly inland Northeast Florida now. Breezy east and northeast winds continue today, especially at the coast with gusts near 30 mph. Temps stay in the upper 80s and low 90s before falling to the 70s with isolated showers tonight.

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    The pattern will be similar on Friday but showers and thunderstorms look to increase for the weekend into early next week with a tropical disturbance (95-L) moving northwestward. Depending on whether it tracks more west or north will help to determine how much rain we could see across northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. Either way, rain, wind, surf and rip currents will all increase. 



    Invest 95-L over the southeastern Bahamas is moving northwestward towards south Florida and the Gulf. Conditions aren't overly favorable for tropical development today but by the weekend this could become our next Tropical Depression. A tropical wave just off the West African coast will track westward over the next several days, and slow development is possible.

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