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Local Weather: Beautiful end to the weekend, then Ian impacts by Wednesday

Adjustments will be made

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — "THE BIG THREE" points you need to remember for Tropical Storm Ian. 

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There continues to remain an unusually high amount of uncertainty in the long-range forecast. This is demonstrated here with the Spaghetti plots. If you are unsure how to read this graphic please check this article.

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Conditions will be nice through Wednesday. 

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Sunday: Another Beautiful day on tap with lower humidity and temperatures into the high 80s. 

Monday - Tuesday: A nice start to the week with above-average temperatures Monday as the high climbs into the 90s.  Tuesday, showers may arrive from the south after sunset.

Wed-Friday: Our worse weather from Ian looks to be Wednesday and Thursday, with improving conditions Friday. The landfall forecast of the eyewall has shifted west. But where the eyewall(the most dangerous part of the Hurricane) makes landfall will not matter much to our weather. 

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A secondary low(triple point) may form and go right over our area. Thus we may end up with some of the highest rainfall totals from Ian.

The worst of the weather will be on Thursday with a combination of heavy rain, onshore winds, and high tidal levels. Thus the threat of river flooding along St. Johns and its creeks is possible.

Be sure to check back in for the latest updates on the storm. 

Key thing is to check back in for the latest updates as the storm continues to strengthen in the Caribbean. 

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The National Weather Service has issued a rip current statement for the First Coast until Saturday at 11 p.m.

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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.

RELATED: Rip Currents: How to spot them and what to do if you get caught in one 

RIP CURRENTS: It's always a good idea to talk to the lifeguards and only go out where they can see you. The risk of rip currents always exists, especially around jetties and piers. Have fun, yet play it safe.

RELATED: Inspiring the next generation of meteorologists with more interactive, hands-on lessons

WEATHER BALLOON LAUNCH: Curious about how we get weather data for the upper portions of the atmosphere and why it's important to get said data? We stopped by the National Weather Service for one of their daily balloon launches.

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