Nor'easter Rain, Gusts To Peak Overnight

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Days of heavy rain and gusting winds will peak overnight as what as become a subtropical low moves over the East Coast of Florida.

A pattern of heavy rain that caused flooding and some power outages over the weekend in Brevard, Volusia, Orange and Osceola counties is drifting north, expecting to drop up to 4 inches of rain by Monday morning in Flagler, southern Clay and Putnam counties.

Channel 4's chief meteorologist John Gaughan said up to 4 more inches of rain could fall across the southern reaches of WJXT's viewing area by Monday morning. Metro Jacksonville should expect an additional 1 inch of rainfall, Gaughan said.

The National Weather Service has a high wind warning in effect for Flagler, St. Johns, Duval and Nassau counties until 6 a.m. Monday, with winds of 30 to 40 mph expected and gusts up to 60 mph.

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A flood watch is also in effect for coastal counties from Flagler to Glynn, in Georgia.

Wind-blown waves in excess of 10 feet crashed on to area beaches on Sunday, displacing boards on the Jacksonville Beach pier and washing away some of the just renourished sand.

"Just came out here to see some waves," said Matthew Swift. "Look for yourself. It's pretty intense, man."

While the sun could come out Monday morning, conditions will deteriorate during the day with a 60 percent chance of rain in the late afternoon, Gaughan said.