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First Coast Forecast: Coastal nor'easter

The coastal nor'easter keeps things breezy with showers mainly south of Duval through Monday. Conditions let up on Tuesday on the first day of Astronomical Fall.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Wilfred is way out in the Atlantic now and Alpha made landfall in Portugal. Meanwhile, Beta should stay over the northwest Gulf for the next 5 days. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Texas. There are no immediate threats here at home. Keep checking back in for updates.

...LONG DURATION ONSHORE FLOW EVENT TO BRING NE FL AND SE GA COASTAL AREAS STRONG WINDS, HIGH SURF, DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FLOODING AND BEACH EROSION THROUGH MONDAY... 

NOW THROUGH MONDAY: The strong cool front has dropped south and high pressure to our north will continue to bring gusty northeasterly winds into Monday. The strongest gusts will be along the coast up to 40 mph. With the onshore flow, significant coastal hazards will also continue like higher than normal tides and dangerous surf and seas.

Expect a drier air mass to move in across southeast Georgia on Sunday with scattered showers mainly over northeast Florida. The heaviest of the rain will fall across St. Johns and Flagler counties, and may cause some localized flooding with persistent bands of rainfall.

Much drier conditions will prevail on Monday with only isolated showers for northeast Florida. It'll feel like fall, especially for inland areas and across southeast Georgia. Highs stick in the middle 70s west to lower to middle 80s south and east. The real kicker? Overnight lows dipping into the middle 50s inland away from Jacksonville! Coastal areas will be near 70.

TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: High pressure will weaken, which means our coastal nor'easter settles down. We'll keep the onshore breeze, but things will be much more calm. Keep in mind our ocean will still be rough thanks to Teddy's swell being pushed in our direction. However, the cooler, drier air mass will help to keep things feeling fall-like. Tuesday, after all, is the start to astronomical fall with the Fall (or Autumnal) Equinox!

Some tropical moisture from Beta, now over the southeast Gulf, will advent into the region and bring a return of shower chances and temperatures near normal for mid-late September by the week's end.

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