Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hottest weekend since September with record-breaking weather!

Record-breaking hot weather is on the way and not just for today. We could at least tie or break all-time record highs through Monday. A strong high pressure in all levels of the atmosphere will be slow to move. The large-scale sinking of the air will heat us up to 90 today and lower 90s by Monday. Humidity will also be on the increase. Make sure to hydrate and wear plenty of sunscreen as the UV index will be extreme. If you are looking for cooler relief head to the beaches where a seabreeze should work in by early this afternoon keeping highs closer to the lower 80s.

There will be a slight chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon mainly for southeast Georgia near Waycross and Brunswick and northward. If a storm does pop it could be strong with wind and hail as the main threats. This is a ring of fire pattern and I will check back with you here on the blog later this morning to talk more about it and why most of us will not see rain until Tuesday.

This nice weather weekend could not come at a  better time...check out the tons of events going on around the area! Get out and enjoy but remember the sunscreen!

Northeast Florida Ride for Kids

Florida State College- North Campus

8 a.m.
Ride for Kids benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and includes a motorcycle ride, light lunch, Celebraton of Life program and prize drawings.

2nd Annual Don's FRIENDS 5K Run/Walk
St. Augustine Beach Pier
Run/walk at 8:30 a.m., paddleboard race at 1 p.m.
Includes a new event-Stand UP Paddleboard Race, as well as vendors and live entertainment. See website for details.

Soldier Ride Jacksonville
Wounded Warrior Project Headquarters, 4899 Belfort Rd
7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. ride begins
Cycling event for the Wounded Warrior Project. Ends with community picnic.

2nd Annual Setting the Pace for Peace Domestic Violence Awareness Walk
Ed Austin Regional Park, 11751 McCormick Rd.
9-11:30 a.m.
Hosted by Hubbard House. Will include family fun zone, music and more.

Walk for MS: Orange Park
Orange Park Kennel Club
Festivities begin at 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m.
Benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter

Walk to Cure Diabetes
Jacksonville Fairgrounds
Registration 8 a.m., Walk 9 a.m.
Benefit for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

Team Hope Walk for Huntington's Disease
Jacksonville Landing
Registration 1 p.m., Walk 2 p.m.

Pawfessionals Pet-Friendly Social
Confederate Dog Park
1-3 p.m.

Friends of James Beard Foundation Benefit Dinner
One Ocean Resort Hotel and Spa
6 p.m.
Hosted by Chefs Ted Peters and Nancy Slatsky. Includes chef participant from Bistro Aix, Matthew's and Orsay.

David Nail with Walker Hayes
Mavericks Rock N' Honky Tonk Concert Hall
Doors open at 6 p.m., concerts usually start around 8 p.m.

5th Annual Comedy for Critters Show
Hotel Indigo, 9840 Tapestry Park Cir.
Jacksonville Improv Troupe Hosts Comedy Show to Benefit ASPCA and JHS
Includes silent auction at 7 p.m. Improv show starts at 8 p.m.

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