Rain to continue through Tuesday
Heaviest rainfall likely north of Florida-Georgia border
A tornado watch for all of North Florida will ended 8 p.m., but that won't be the end of the heavy weather passing through the area.
On top of the 2 to 3 inches of rain received on Monday along the Interstate 10 corridor, locally heavy rainfall is expected to continue overnight, and another 1 to 2 inches are possible in some areas. Limited visibility during heaviest downpours is expected for some morning commuters.
Reports of pea- to marble-size hail were reported Monday morning, particularly in the Dinsmore area and counties west of Duval County. Lighter rain will continue on Tuesday.
There's a slight risk of more severe but isolated thunderstorms for the next 36 hours as a warm frontal boundary in South Florida begins to move back to the north and a cold front sweeps through late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.
According to the National Weather Service, a significant deep layer moisture could bring between 2 to 4 inches of rain before a cold front will push the moisture back to the southeast on Tuesday.
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Heavier rainfall will likely remain north of Interstate 10 into Georgia. A flood warning is in effect in Glynn County and flood watches out for other other southeast Georgia counties.
Thunderstorms could bring winds of up to 60 mph and hail is possible in storm cells. Temperatures will be in the 60s Monday and Tuesday, and the system will clear by Tuesday night. On Tuesday, expect rapidly drying, clearing conditions during the afternoon and evening hours. A dry, reinforcing cold front coming later in the week will bring freezing conditions into the area by the weekend.
"We start off the work week soggy," Channel 4 meteorologist Richard Nunn said. "We'll end the week with another blast of arctic air settling in."
Forecast lows by Saturday could dip to the low to mid-20s, with highs only in the low-50s extending into next week.
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