Ocean storm to bring showers, winds, rough surf then beautiful weekend

High rip current risk at area beaches through Saturday, high surf advisory for local beaches.

Jacksonville, Fl — An area of low pressure passing east of Jacksonville is going to bring high winds, heavy showers, and dangerous rip currents at area beaches.

Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says temperatures will be 15+- degrees below average.

There is a very high rip current risk at area beaches as onshore winds continue and breakers of 6-9 feet arrive. Best advice is to stay out of the water. Winds will be 15-25+ mph closer to the coast with gusts of 40+ mph.

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Saturday will be a windy and cooler than average as well. The wind will be out of the N/NW at 15-20 mph with gusts of 30 + mph. Temperatures will still be in the 70s.

Morning lows on Saturday and Sunday will be quite cool, even chilly for some, in the 40s.

The wind lets up by Sunday. Skies will be mostly sunny and highs will rebound to the lower to mid 80s with low humidity.

Memorial Day looks comfortably warm and mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid-80s, below our average of 88.

The dry, mild and nice weather continues back to work on Tuesday with temperatures in the mid-80s.

Rich Jones

Rich Jones, News 104.5 WOKV

Rich Jones is the Host of Jacksonville’s Morning News. Rich joined WOKV in October 2006. Rich is involved in many community organizations and causes. Rich and his wife, Noelle, have three children: Avery, Harper and Austen.

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