Melted snows gives Jacksonville a drippy Friday

By John Gaughan, Chief meteorologist, jgaughan@wjxt.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:28:51 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 15 2013 04:40:38 PM EST
Today's light rain started as snowflakes

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

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

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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