Forecast Details for Jacksonville, FL

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Current Alerts for Jacksonville, FL: Rip Current Statement
Overnight: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a northeast wind 7 to 16 mph.
Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Breezy, with a northeast wind 10 to 16 mph.
Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Northeast wind 11 to 13 mph.
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Saturday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday: A 10 percent chance of showers before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 79.
Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 67.
Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 79.

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Rain is the most common form of precipitation and happens with greater frequency depending on the season and regional influences. Cities have been shown to have an observable effect on rainfall, due to an effect called the urban heat island. Compared to upwind, monthly rainfall between twenty and forty miles downwind of cities is 30% greater.

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