JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Smoke is covering much of the First Coast like a blanket, and it's coming from all around.
Dozens of fires are burning north, west and south of Jacksonville.
Light, variable winds all morning, combined with high pressure sitting right over Jacksonville, forced smoke from all around over the city and left it nowhere to go, according to meteorologist Mike Prangley.
The seabreeze kicked in this afternoon, forcing the smoke back to the west and clearing the air in Jacksonville,
Chief Meteorologist Tim Deegan said the pattern that caused today's situation will be in place again Saturday -- smoke hovering in the morning, clearing in the afternoon -- and similar, if a bit worse, Sunday.
As next week begins, Deegan said a mixed blessing is in store.