Breaking News
More () »

Local Weather | Isolated PM showers, high risk for rip currents, breezy conditions on tap this weekend

Breezy conditions and rain potential is the main theme this weekend.


What we're tracking:

  • An increase in the wind along the coast with on and off rainfall Sunday. 
  • High risk rip current this weekend
  • Low-lying tidal flooding is possible with the Full moon and onshore winds throughout the weekend. 

TODAY: Daytime heating with a moderate amount of moisture in the atmosphere is allowing for a few isolated showers to pop up across the First Coast. These will be short-lived and severe weather is not expected. 

SUNDAY:  A front blows in on Sunday and helps to boost shower chances, more so for northeast Florida versus southeast Georgia. It'll be breezy on Sunday with gusts up to 30 mph sustained. A few showers may produce strong thunderstorms so make sure you have the First Coast News App handy. 

The onshore wind combined with the full moon is increasing the risk of tidal flooding throughout the weekend. Low-lying areas along the coast in connected waterways should be ready for water levels to push above average. 

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY:  Relatively drier air works its way in to start off the work week. A slight chance of rain due to daytime heating will be possible but will remain isolated due to the suppressive dry air dominating the area. Temperatures will also climb nearing the 90s by Wednesday: 

Credit: WTLV

RIP CURRENTS: The continued onshore flow and rough seas/surf will increase the rip current risk again this weekend. If you aren't a confident swimmer, either stay out of the water or swim near a lifeguard. You may want to only go waist deep if you do venture out!

Credit: WTLV

UV INDEX: Now that we are heading into the summer months, it is a good time to remember to check the UV index daily and to wear that sunscreen. For Saturday, the UV index will max out at 7 which is in the high category. Cloud cover this afternoon can be awarded for the reason it is not higher.

Credit: WTLV

TROPICS: Arlene was upgraded to a Tropical Storm Friday but after suffering from high shear and dry air the storm was short-lived drifting south through the Gulf of Mexico. No other tropical threats are in the extended forecast. 

Credit: WTLV


First Coast News Weather Watchers - Thank you for your photos and videos reporting weather conditions around the area. If you aren't a part of the group, you can ask to join here. We love sharing your pictures in our weathercasts! You are our eyes and ears across the region, after all.


If you missed our annual hurricane special, you can catch it here on YouTube. This year, we're hearing from our neighbors in "Hurricane Ready 2023: It Only Takes One."

Before You Leave, Check This Out