Increasing rain chance as we briefly cool down

Posted at 6:22 PM, Mar 18, 2020

We have one more day of the warm, humid weather before changes move in Friday afternoon with a cold front which will cool us down briefly and bring better rain chances. As upper level disturbances move through, showers and storms will move into our far western counties both Wednesday and Thursday nights and weaken as they move into more stable air closer to the coast. A few light showers will be possible late Wednesday night into Thursday morning but will end, leaving us with another warm, humid and windy day. Spotty storms are possible in our west and northwestern counties Thursday night which could be strong as they move into Duval, McMullen, Live Oak and Bee counties with locally heavy rain. These will also weaken as they move east and end early Friday along the coast. Friday we'll start off warm and humid but as the cold front moves in during the afternoon, winds will shift and we'll cool down through Friday night. Widely scattered showers and isolated storms are expected with the front Friday afternoon into early evening with spot showers overnight. Rain will increase Saturday as the front stalls over the Gulf then moves back to the north as a warm front through Sunday which will be warmer and drier with only isolated showers. Projected rainfall amounts from Friday through Sunday are lower at the coast with a tenth to a half inch of rain but farther inland, some areas could pick up an inch to two of rain due to a better chance of thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with lows near 70 and a chance of showers late. Southeast winds will continue at 12-18 mph.

Thursday: Morning shower chance then partly sunny, windy, warm and humid with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s inland and 70s at the beaches. Southeast winds of 15-25 mph could gust up to 35 mph.

Thursday Night: Chance of thunderstorms inland, weakening as they move to the coast by early Friday morning with lows in the lower 70s.

Friday: Morning shower chance the partly sunny, warm and humid with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Gusty southeast winds will shift to the northeast by evening as cooler air moves in. Widely scattered showers and t-storms are expected in the afternoon into early evening.

Friday Night: Spotty showers and cooler with lows in the mid 50s inland to low 60s beaches.

Saturday: Scattered showers and mild with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s and northeast winds up to 20 mph.

Saturday Night: Spotty showers and lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and warmer with highs in the 70s and southeast winds up to 15 mph with an isolated shower chance.