Jacksonville, FL - It’s a good idea to keep an eye to the sky today in Northeast Florida.
Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says you can expect quite a few midday and afternoon thunderstorms that should produce some heavy downpours, frequent lightning and even some gusty winds.
“Moving generally from south to north, or even a little bit northwest at times. So, we’ll favor the I-95 corridor and points inland, but even the beaches will not necessarily be off the hook today.” Mike says.
Mike says as we move ahead to the weekend it looks like our area will see a more dryer pattern overall, but there will be enough heat and humid air to trigger some widely scattered afternoon showers.
As far as the tropics are concerned, Mike says Tropical Storm Barry continues to churn off the coast of Louisiana and will eventually turn to the north by later today and into tomorrow. The storm is expected to make landfall somewhere west of New Orleans.
“Lots of rain that’s the story over Louisiana and Mississippi in particular.” Mike says.
There will be the potential for one to two feet of rain with this storm and there will be no local impacts from Barry.