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Comfortable breezes and sunshine to kick off the work week

High pressure will remain in control here at home keeping the main storm track across the central and southern High Plains and Texas.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Happy Monday, Jacksonville!

This is a week where you'll be thinking, "I live where people vacation!" Take advantage of the breezy sunshine with a walk around the office at lunch time, a drive with the windows down, or dinner on the patio. Grateful to be alive!

- Meteorologist Lauren Rautenkranz

MONDAY: Monday's weather will be an extension of what we saw over the weekend. Expect more sunshine with the occasional gusty wind and highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Conditions at home across southeast Georgia and northeast Florida will be dry, but if you head south on I-95 you may run into a brief shower rolling in off the coast. Get out there and soak up some sunshine! 

THIS WEEK: High pressure will remain in control, so mostly dry conditions will prevail. However, with the persistent onshore flow we'll watch as a few offshore showers sneak onto the coast each day. This activity will be isolated and not widespread, so don't cancel any outdoor plans. Rather, keep an to the sky and for the darker clouds to roll in from the east. Most of the showers will be brief and fade as they head west and near Highway 301. The breeze will stay gusty at times with sustained speeds between 15 and 20 mph. Our warmest locations will be inland each afternoon in the middle 80s with upper 70s and lower 80s at the coast. Overnight lows will be warmest along the beaches with radiational cooling inland.

THIS WEEKEND: We go from Spring to Summer with temperatures heating up! Both Saturday and Sunday are looking sunny, but hotter with highs in the upper 80s. The wind will finally start to relax, too.

RIP CURRENTS: The breezy onshore flow will pick up the surf and also increase our risk of rip currents this week. Take caution if you decide to dip your toes into the Atlantic to cool off. If you are not a confident swimmer, it's best to hang on the sand! Heed warnings from local beach officials.

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