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A rising sun mixed with scattered clouds to begin the month of July (Rebecca Ely)
A rising sun mixed with scattered clouds to begin the month of July (Rebecca Ely)
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Updated: 7/01/2013 10:33 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The pattern DOES indeed begin to change by Independence Day, which may in fact allow us some summer fun in the sun. Let me explain...

What we have now is a steady, moist, southerly flow running through the state of Florida. The clouds are widespread; the thundershowers are scattered. And that rain will be heavy at times. This pattern will continue on Tuesday as well.

On Wednesday, the prevailing steering winds will begin to turn more southeast. These onshore winds will continue on Thursday (the Fourth of July) as well. In this pattern, we often experience coastal showers in the morning...inland storms in the afternoon. And that's precisely the First Alert Forecast for the holiday.

So during the afternoon and evening on Independence Day, look for generally dry conditions at the Beaches and Metro Area. Isolated thunderstorms are still a risk, primarily inland.

Temperatures will heat up as the week progresses.

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