Jacksonville, FL — The first week of Fall has felt anything but Autumn-like with record hot temperatures. Thursday afternoon’s high temperature of 97 degrees at Jacksonville International Airport was the latest 97 degree temperature reading in recorded history in Jacksonville.
Today’s high is forecast at 93, which is just shy of the 1970 record of 94. By the weekend it’s not as hot, with temperatures in the mid and upper 80’s as a result of a wind shift off the Atlantic. There may also be a few brief, isolated showers at times this weekend but long hours of the weekend will be dry.
Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says Tropical Storm Karen is expected to weaken while turning west, and does not appear to be a threat to Jacksonville or any of Florida.
#firstalertwx dry conditions are quickly worsening across NE Fl./SE Ga.... as we exit our "wet season" @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/W6JQbid8hi— Mike Buresh (@MikeFirstAlert) September 26, 2019
#firstalertwx record high 3rd day in a row! According to @NWSJacksonville the latest date to every hit 97 in Jax! Previous latest was Sept. 21, 1990 (Jax records back to 1871) @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/ddw82U6ygO— Mike Buresh (@MikeFirstAlert) September 26, 2019
Quick update: Hot, dry + the tropics #FirstAlertWx pic.twitter.com/mBnYYyH7nI— Mike Buresh (@MikeFirstAlert) September 26, 2019
#firstalertwx good news regarding #Karen @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/xAZdxFwQz1— Mike Buresh (@MikeFirstAlert) September 26, 2019
#firstalertwx ** 11pm advisory #Karen update ** Thu., 09/26 - weak Karen to turn west over the weekend but even weaker before becoming a weak low pressure area & possibly a trough of low pressure - no threat to Jacksonville or any of U.S. @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/of64mMh0Yr— Mike Buresh (@MikeFirstAlert) September 27, 2019
If it's going to be hot we may as well break records, right? Thurs. was the latest 97 degree day in recorded history in Jax. @MikeFirstAlert Podcast: https://t.co/pPqTNUfoUf#firstalertwx @WOKVNews @ActionNewsJax @wxgarrett @StaceyGarvilla @CSimmaWX @RossFirstAlert pic.twitter.com/cJDlVJg4NJ— Rich Jones (@RichJonesJax) September 27, 2019