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LOCAL WEATHER: Isolated inland downpours tonight with storms reaching the Beaches by Thursday

Hot and humid for the first day of school with higher rain chances leading into the weekend.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — TONIGHT:  A southwest flow will dominate creating showers and a few isolated thunderstorms after sunset for inland areas. 

THURSDAY:  Less overall rainfall and increasing sunshine will allow the mercury to climb back into the mid-90s with heat indices pushing to 105 degrees! Showers will become a bit more scattered Thursday across the entire First Coast. Starting inland towards I75 around noon and then working east towards the coast by evening. 

FRIDAY & THIS WEEKEND: An approaching front will help to boost shower and storm chances to end off the work week. There is still some uncertainty in the forecast as far as the timing and placement of the front. As of now, plan for it to dip into our area by late Friday into Saturday and stalling through Sunday. This will bring a pre-frontal round of showers and storms on Friday with downpours igniting again Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures should be seasonable in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Classic humid and warm August weather mixed with scattered storms!

TROPICS: The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor the progress of a tropical wave moving over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean. The chances of development are decreasing as this system battles a more hostile environment for organized thunderstorms, including dry air and wind shear.

There are no threats to the First Coast at this time. Keep checking back in for updates as we head into the busiest part of our Atlantic hurricane season.

Per the NHC discussion 2pm Wednesday.

Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 PM EDT Wed Aug 10 2022
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. Eastern Tropical Atlantic: Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a tropical wave located several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands has decreased since yesterday.  This system is expected to move westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph across the tropical Atlantic during the next several days, and significant development is becoming less likely. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.


 If you didn't get a chance to catch our hurricane special, you can watch it in its entirety right here. 

Tim Deegan, Chief Meteorologist at First Coast News, has been preparing the First Coast for hurricanes for over 40 years. 

First Coast News Meteorologist Lauren Rautenkranz sits down with Deegan in a special broadcast event, Hurricane Ready 2022: 40 Years of Forecastingto pick his brain about severe weather events and to discuss the upcoming Hurricane season.

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