Weekend weather forecast

By Rebecca Barry, Weekend meteorologist, rbarry@wjxt.com
Published On: Feb 09 2013 09:11:01 AM EST
Weekend Forecast

A slight chance for a coastal shower Sunday afternoon.

JACKSONVILLE, FL -

This weekend- feel especially spoiled with our cool winter weather as the snowfall totals stack up across the Northeast.  Some totals are already over 30".  As a result of such a strong low pressure system passing well to the North of us- dry cool air spreads across the Southeast.  This makes for a breezy, cool weekend.

On Saturday, we woke up in the mid to low 40's with the exception of the beaches- they cooled to the low 50's overnight.  Winds overnight were in the low range, around 5 mph. Shortly after sunrise, the winds built initially along the coastline, spreading inland by the mid-morning hours.  Winds play quite a factor in your forecast today- peaking between 10-20 mph during the afternoon hours.  At the beaches, the winds will be most brisk.  They shift from NNE to NE by your lunch hour- any further Easterly shift in the winds may lead to an increased risk in rip current danger, the risk currently sits at Moderate.  Wind chills will make afternoon highs feel more like the low to mid 60's as opposed to the mid to upper  60's.  Along the I-75 corridor, winds will be lighter and afternoon high temperatures may reach the low 70's.  Between Hwy 301 and I-95, afternoon highs will reach the upper 60's by 2:00pm.  From I-95 to A1A, mid to low 60's are expected this afternoon.  No rain chances for toady, mostly sunny skies, and breezy conditions are expected.

Sunday's weather begins with overnight lows close to 50°- slightly warmer at the beach, slightly cooler to the West of Hwy 301.  Overnight winds range from 6 to 10 mph out of the East.  Sunday- expect partly sunny skies ( a few more clouds) and building winds.  Winds begin out of the Southeast at 7-12 mph- building to 13-18 mph by the afternoon hours.  A slight chance for rain exists Sunday afternoon between noon and 3:00pm, primarily to the East of I-95, in the form of weak coastal showers wandering onshore with the breezes.  Overall Sunday rain chances: 20%.

Expect a quiet Monday, with more significant chances for rain ahead in the work week forecast.

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