Mark Collins, News4JAX

Mark Collins


Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Mark:

Hope you enjoyed the mild dry weather while it lasted

Rain and storms are making a comeback into the evening hours. We’ve had a few days of pause in the rain, but storms will be on the uptick for the rest of the week. → Read More

It’s our last dry day before the daily storm cycle returns

We have a great couple of days of cool nights and sunny days but the record low temps this morning won’t be back tonight. → Read More

We just had the coldest mid-August morning on record in Jacksonville

If you slept in, you missed the short cool snap we were forecasting for Monday morning when the temperatures slid down into the low to mid-60s. → Read More

Brief break in the heat then ready for a hot week ahead

Here comes a teasing drop in temps that will only stick around for a few short hours but it will sure feel nice in the morning. → Read More

Take your activities outside today without a great threat of storms

Saturday brings mostly dry conditions punctuated with a brief round of passing showers. → Read More

Quiet storm night, but showers are on the rise tomorrow

Today is our driest day of the week as storms will be very limited and held to areas mainly inland toward I-75 this afternoon. By the evening storms around Gainesville will shift toward the Gulf. → Read More

Too hot temps and you can’t count on rain to cool us down

Drier conditions are here, and this is leading to a hotter day. → Read More

Today marks the start of a heat wave into next week

Get set for hotter days ahead. → Read More

This is what the universe looked like over 13 billion years ago

A full set of pictures showing our universe in its earliest phase was released Tuesday by NASA. → Read More

Temperatures will soar, records will fall; heat advisory through 8 p.m.

Thursday is the hottest day of the week. A heat advisory is in effect through 8 p.m. Feels-like temperatures 105 to 112 degrees. → Read More

If you thought the heat was high today get ready for a boost to 100° by midweek.

Today is staying dry with an easterly breeze holding the temps to 90 this afternoon. Gusty conditions at the beach have created a high risk for rip currents. → Read More

Showers and storms tonight, a hot start to the weekend

It was hotter earlier this week compared to today. I shouldn’t be so trite since it means little when it’s still in the low 90s this afternoon. The bottom line it’s a roaster but at least the heat advisories are not flagged today. Tomorrow they may return. Get ready to be blasted harder Saturday as the hottest day of the season is anticipated with upper 90s in JAX. → Read More

How well do you understand the familiar hurricane track cone?

Even seasoned Florida natives may not interpret what is sometimes referred to as the Cone Of Uncertainty. → Read More

Mostly dry conditions but a few storms should develop inland

Today will be dry for most but some rain will target the same areas that had storms yesterday. This includes inland southern Georgia and north Florida west of highway 301. The timing will be after 3 pm into the early evening. → Read More

The humid air is thick with rounds of rain for some

Much of the day will be dry before a round of rain and storms late this afternoon, but it won’t cover everyone. Rain develops first near I-75 and inland southeast Georgia. Rain showers will cover fewer areas around Jacksonville with a later timing toward the early evening and those storms that may trigger in Duval will be very isolated. There will be even fewer storms from St. Augustine to… → Read More

It’s the hottest day so far this week then some change

The temperatures are baking us today in the 90s. Today is our one chance to come within a few degrees of near record high temperatures. We will reach the mid 90s over inland areas with low 90s at the coast. → Read More

A triple-dip La Niña could push hurricane season into overdrive...again

A rare repeat of La Nina for the third year in a row could add to the abundant number of record tropical cyclones over the past couple of seasons. → Read More

A study on Jacksonville urban heat will be a hot topic

Do you feel like your part of town is always hotter than the other side? → Read More

Storms rolling through Southeast Georgia & more rain expected Wednesday

Severe weather has been passing through Georgia and a tornado watch was in effect until 7 p.m. west of Waycross. The storms are outside our viewing area but could arrive this evening. The squall line should track into inland SE GA around 5p.m. to 8 p.m. High winds over 50 mph and the threat of isolated tornadoes are possible north of Folkston. → Read More

Fresh air and sunshine make today a great start to the week.

Our great weather goes away until Friday with rain replacing it through mid-week. → Read More