Tropical Storm Arthur – Update 230 pm

There are not any terrestrial warnings for the state of Florida.
Marine and Coastal:
At 230 pm today, the NWS Jacksonville cancelled the tropical storm warning from Flagler Beach to the Altamaha sound from 20 to 60 nautical miles out offshore, as the storm continues to pull away from the Northeast Florida peninsula. There will however, be small craft advisories with heightened seas and swells with occasional winds gusts to gale force (34 knots), particularly in the 40 to 60 nautical mile range through 11 am tomorrow. There may be some rain bands that come during this afternoon and tonight across the coastal waters, that enhance winds intermittently.
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Rips currents and breakers will be dangerous through the fourth of July. This is the biggest impact that we will have to be cognizant of for beachgoers. Remain vigilant for young children near the water, especially at night, when it is hard to discern rip currents.  A few lingering swells will keep an elevated rip current risk at local beaches, potentially through the holiday weekend.  
Winds:  Near the immediate coast, winds will be generally 15 to 20 mph, with higher intermittent gusts at 30 mph associated with a few rain bands that come on shore.
This afternoon will be the closest approach to the northeast Florida and southeast Georgia coastlines.
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Rain:  Rainfall will be generally sparse through the next 48 hours. Rainfall amounts may near 1-1.5 inches along the immediate coast, especially south of St. Augustine through Thursday. Some higher amounts may be experiences if a rain band is slow to move or trains over the same location. 
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High Heat Indices

Dangerous heat indices are expected today and Thursday inland with values near 105 expected during the afternoon across southeast Georgia and northern portions of the Suwanee River Valley.

 
Additional Information Resources:

NWS Jacksonville Webpage:  srh.noaa.gov/jax

NWS Jacksoville Facebook:  facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.Jacksonville.gov

NWS Jacksonville Twitter:   twitter.com/NWSJacksonville

AHPS River Forecasts:  water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=jax