Melted snows gives Jacksonville a drippy Friday

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:28:51 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 15 2013 04:40:38 PM EST

3 dimensional view of the radar reveals large snowflakes that melted/evaporated on their way down to Earth.


Radar shows Friday's rains starting as snowflakes about 16,000 to 20,000 feet above Jacksonville.  The snowflakes melt, the leftover raindrops evaporate as they fall through dry air giving Jacksonville a drippy day.  

Mainly just sprinkles, with a few showers here and there.

Rainfall amounts have been light, but that's a problem as well, as there have been numerous accidents along the major roadways.  As of 5 p.m. roads were slowly improving as they slowly dry out.  But, stay cautious when driving this evening. 

The cause of all this?  A disturbance in the upper-atmosphere that will be around tonight and parts of Saturday and Sunday.  Never a real washout, tonight will remain drippy, Saturday and Sunday will have a mix of limited sunshine and showers.

Best way to track all of these nuisance showers is to download the WJXT Weather Authority App.  Seriously, this is a great app that shows the radar right down to where you are.


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