Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia now eligible for FEMA aid after Ian. Will you be applying?
Individuals and households in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties can apply for FEMA Individual Assistance, which may include temporary housing assistance, basic home repairs and certain other uninsured disaster-related needs.
Cloudy and warm, the pattern continues
Showers with areas of light rain continue across Putnam, Inland St. Johns and Flagler counties. Cloudy skies with late day scattered showers, storms will develop near and along Highway 301 and then push east this evening. Showers possible early Friday morning and the unsettled pattern continues this weekend.
Northeast winds for Labor Day Weekend
Ida really unloaded on the Northeast United States Wednesday night, some of the heaviest rainfall totals throughout Ida’s entire inland track took place between Philadelphia and Boston. Dozens died in flash flooding. A few locations saw as much as 10″ of rain, in a matter of hours. This illustrates the amazing deep layer of tropical moisture that surrounded Ida and allowed for the 3rd fastest rapid intensification over the past 50 years.
Good spring rains have ended
Happy Sunday! We are off to a stormy start with widespread heavy rainfall packed with lightning and small hail tracking east across NE FL this morning. This will be very inconvenient for any morning plans and could cause localized flooding on roadways. It’s best to stay in and wait it out through the morning.
Flagler wins slugfest to advance to Final Four
Flagler College's Jaizec Lottie was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II All-American Team on Tuesday morning. Next stop: the NCAA Division II Final Four. Third-seeded Flagler will face second-seeded Northwest Missouri State in the Final Four on Thursday at 9 p.m. Jaizec Lottie had 29 points for Flagler, Derrick Ellis had 17 and Chris Metzger had 10, none bigger than his final two. Truman State’s final shot was a heavily contested look by Turner Scott that never had a chance.
Make it a FOUR-peat of near record heat
Sunrise temperatures will be in the upper 50s inland, around 60° downtown and the Southside with area beaches starting off in the low 60s. Sunrise is at 7:24 a.m. and due to some high clouds, it could be fairly spectacular. During the typical heat of the day, mid-afternoon, say around 3 p.m. our temperatures will peak in the upper 80s along and west of I-95, to the mid-70s at area beaches. the cool sea breeze at area beaches will start to push onshore (westward) causing temperatures to cool back into the 60s. AdTomorrow evening will be beautiful, really pleasant as evening temperatures cool back into the 70s.
Flagler basketball enjoying best season ever, heading to Elite Eight
Flagler men's basketball, led by head coach Chad Warner (center) will play in the Elite Eight for the first time in school history after beating Alabama-Huntsville Tuesday night. For the first time in school history, Flagler is going to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight after an 89-75 win over Alabama-Huntsville. Flager is 17-2 on the season and has won 15 straight games heading into the Elite Eight in Evansville. They wound up adding six games against Division I teams, including regular-season games against Florida International, Central Michigan and UNF. He had led a similar transition at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia and he knows what it would take to win at Flagler.
Rain finally fades, cold temperatures tonight
The cold front behind the messy weather moves through overnight, clearing our skies out and chilling us down into the upper 30s. Saturday starts out cold and will be sunny and chilly all day, temperatures will climb up to around 60°. Saturday night turns cold again as temperatures dive down into the upper 30s and low 40s. Sunday starts of cold , but makes it into the cool low 60s for the afternoon hours under partly cloudy skies. Monday there will be an isolated shower or two, but otherwise partly sunny skies and mild temperatures, making it up to around 70° during the afternoon.
Tornado watches expire for NE Fla., SE Ga.
The tornado watch remains in effect for the following counties through 10 p.m.:Northeast Florida:Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Columbia County through 4:45 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Columbia, Gilchrist, Suwannee counties through 4:15 p.m.🌪 Tornado warning issued for supercell moving into Suwannee county. UPDATE 2:37 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Putnam County through 3:15 p.m. Here's a closer look at the area affect by the Tornado Warning just issued for Putnam county.
Showers fade Sunday night
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A round of showers and storms that moved across our area prompted a Weather Authority Alert Day on Sunday. People in that area saw hours of rain, with amounts up to an inch. Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties were under a tornado warning for parts of Sunday afternoon as showers and stormes pushed through. There were some reports of downed trees near State Road 13A and some flooding on County Road 65. AdThe Weather Authority Alert Day ended shortly before 6 p.m., and showers will fade Sunday night.
Damp cloudy morning makes way for afternoon sunshine
After a damp and foggy start we are starting to see some sunshine peek through the clouds. Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 60s across SE GA and mid to upper 60s even low 70s across portions of NE FL. If you’re planning on firing up the grill for Super Bowl Sunday you can expect some sunshine with seasonal comfortable conditions. Overnight lows will drop into the seasonal upper 40s with clear skies. The next round of potentially disruptive weather starts next Friday and spills over into the weekend.
Weather Authority Alert: Strong to severe storms track East tonight
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the Weather Authority Alert continues Saturday, the National Weather continues to watch to severe storms track east northeast across Northeast Florida. A Tornado Watch is in effect for Union, Putnam, St. Johns and Flagler counties until midnight. For the differences between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning, see the graphic below. Difference between a Tornado Watch and Tornado WarningThe Weather Authority Alert, which runs from 4-9 p.m., was triggered by heavy, disruptive rain and the potential for isolated severe thunderstorms. Those south of the I-10 corridor have an increased chance to see a strong to severe thunderstorm.
More retailers plan to help with COVID-19 vaccine rollout
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Within about 2 ½ hours Friday, all Publix COVID-19 vaccine appointments were booked up, including at locations in St. Johns and Flagler counties. The Publix vaccine appointments are for health care workers, people age 65 and up and long-term residents and staff. As the demand for the COVID-19 vaccine continues, more retailers are expected to help with the distribution. According to its website, Winn-Dixie plans to offer the vaccine to people, health care workers and long-term residents first. COUNTY-BY-COUNTY: COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Northeast FloridaWalmart said it’s prepared to administer the COVID-19 vaccine at its more than 5,000 stores and Sam’s Club pharmacies nationwide when it’s asked to do so.
New COVID-19 vaccine appointments at select Publix pharmacies in Flagler, St. Johns quickly booked
New appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the select Publix locations available in St. Johns and Flagler counties have been fully booked. It took less than an hour for all the Thursday slots to be reserved and about 2.5 hours for the Saturday-Wednesday openings. The appointments were made available after the state provided an additional 70,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to select Publix pharmacies in the state, including Flagler and St. Johns counties. Publix said to check back for an appointment using the online reservation system on Wednesday January 27. Publix said in a news release that the number of pharmacy locations administering the vaccinations is increasing from 105 to 242.
What to expect with this weekend’s freeze
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a windy and cold day on Saturday, the winds calm down during evening, but that means even colder temperatures overnight. Inland areas will be under a Freeze Warning- but will most likely exclude St Johns and Flagler counties and to the east of the St Johns River in Duval county. The areas under a Freeze Warning can expect temperatures to dip into the low 30s, which could kill some plants. For this freeze, you must protect your plants, pets, and people- but it is not a hard freeze, where we should be concerned about pipes. Winds will be lighter and we are not expected to see freezing temperatures Sunday night thanks to building clouds overnight.
Another front makes one day better than the other this weekend
Coastal areas will experience more clouds as the day progresses with a few spotty showers around between Flagler and St. Johns counties. Sunday low pressure moves through Florida spreading showers in the afternoon and evening, with this feature crossing our waters during the overnight hours. Temperatures in the morning start in the upper 40s to near 50 before reaching the mid to upper 60s. After a cold front passes overnight, winds will shift northwesterly in the wake of this storm system dropping highs down into the mid 50s Monday and we dry out. This strong front brings a weekend of freezing temperatures and quite possible the coldest Christmas afternoon since 2004.
Umbrella day Wednesday as a powerful winter storm moves up the East Coast
Jacksonville will see a round of heavy rains, maybe a rumble of thunder during the early afternoon hours. Temperatures around Jacksonville, will be from the 50s north of town to near 70 near the World Golf Village. Down south, Putnam and Flagler counties, will see some morning sunshine and therefore see afternoon highs near 72°. It will be those warmer temperatures south of town that will fuel a few stronger cells/downpours. Brrr...Friday through Sunday will see afternoon temperatures in the 60s, dry conditions with partly cloudy skies.
Shaking off the cold as temperatures will be bouncing back for a Thursday
There will still be freezing temperatures in the normally cold locations just west of Jacksonville to inland Southeastern Georgia. Thursday starts off chilly with inland frost, but warms up into the upper 60s, hitting 70° for an afternoon high. Expect increasing clouds in the afternoon skies and light winds. Saturday we may wake up damp, but the cold front behind the showers pushes through, clearing our skies and cooling us down. We will hit the mid 60s under partly sunny skies.
Chilly night with inland frost, warming slightly by Friday
Thursday starts off chilly with inland frost, but warms up into the upper 60s, hitting 70° for an afternoon high. Expect mostly sunny skies and light winds. We will hit the upper 60s under mostly sunny skies. Sunday is a tad cooler, waking up in the mid 40s and warming up into the low 60s under mostly cloudy skies. Monday and Tuesday look sunny and cool, only topping out in the low 60s.
Year of the scratch-off: More than half of winning tickets worth at least $600 claimed in 2020
Year of the scratch-off: More than half of winning tickets worth at least $600 claimed in 2020Published: November 16, 2020, 6:20 pmFor the past few months, News4Jax has been getting a steady stream of news releases from the Florida Lottery. Included in the list of winners are multiple people from Jacksonville, along with others from St. Johns and Flagler counties.
Wind and rain will start the day, Richard says cool and clearing conditions to follow
Tropical Storm Eta will move northeast across northeast Florida this morning and early afternoon. Eta is forecast to move off the northeast Florida coast this afternoon with improving conditions expected by sunset. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s across southeast Georgia and northeast Florida. Friday: Clearing and cooler with wake up temperatures in the 60s to low 70s across southeast Georgia and northeast Florida. Afternoon temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s across southeast Georgia, northeast Florida.
Eta weakens back to a tropical storm, still tracking northward
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – At 10 p.m. Wednesday, a tropical storm warning was issued from the Flagler/Volusia County line northward to St. Andrews Sound in Georgia. As of 10 p.m. the center of Eta was located about 55 miles northwest of St. Petersburg and had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Weakening is expected as Eta moves on shore which will be followed by rapid weakening throughout Today. Tropical storms and tropical depressions are typically poorly organized and, as such, oftentimes, a freak area of torrential rains can explode rather randomly leading to extreme rainfall amounts -- amounts of more than 4-5″ over a rather short period of time, say 6 hours. As Eta gets closer, we will update this story with what we can specifically expect as Eta approaches.
Overdue traffic ticket? This program will help you pay for it
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval and Flagler counties are announcing a two-week event to help pay overdue traffic tickets or criminal fees without having to pay collection fees. 2020 Operation Greenlight is a two-week online event that waives collection fees on overdue traffic tickets and criminal charges. List the ticket numbers or case numbers that you wish to pay in the space provided on the registration gorm. In Flagler County, residents with suspended licenses will have an opportunity to pay overdue court obligations, including traffic tickets, all while saving 40-percent in collection fees. Click here for the full information on the initiative in Flagler County.
Cloudy skies take over the weekend
Look for increasing cloud cover today with light rain showers this evening primarily from Jacksonville and points south. Overnight heavier rain with possible thunderstorms target Flagler and St Johns counties overnight into Sunday morning. Breezy NE winds today could gust over 25 this afternoon resulting in a high risk for rip currents. Highs today reach the mid/upper 70s, with overnight low temperatures will be in the lower 60s. Cloudy skies, breezy and damp conditions last most of the day.
Increasing humidity, clouds, and then showers this weekend
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today was another gorgeous Fall day, topping out in the upper 70s and low 80s. We did see increasing clouds from the south throughout the afternoon and those clouds may obscure any view we might have had of tonight’s launch. Expect cloudy skies and afternoon temperatures only in the mid 70s. Partly cloudy skies are back Monday and Tuesday, with afternoon highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. Wednesday and Thursday warm up- topping out in the mid 80s under partly cloudy skies, but cooler weather kicks off again next Friday.
Not-so-terrific Tuesday as storms return in the afternoon and evening hours
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Issues continue in the wake of our recent wet weather pattern, including a Flood Watch for St. Johns and Flagler counties. There will be a few morning showers, it is more likely that the afternoon and evening hours will see a round, or two of storms. Some could have small hail and gusty winds, even to severe levels. Severe levels include winds above 60 mph and hail 1″ or greater. Sunrise Wednesday may still have a few showers and then skies will clear before the lunch hour.
Passing downpours this evening, Tuesday looks stormy as well
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE TODAY, AND FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST JOHNS AND FLAGLER COUNTIESThe passing downpours continue into the early evening, then fade after sunset. Overnight temperatures will sink down into the mid to low 70s under mostly cloudy skies. Thursday and Friday start out chilly, in the upper 50s and low 60s. Under sunny skies we will turn mild in the afternoon, topping out in the low 80s. The cooler temperatures stick around through the weekend, waking up in the upper 50s and low 60s and topping out in the upper 70s as a Nor’Easter builds.
Day 2 of the 2020 equinox nor’easter
Look for fewer showers with a 40% chance through the day primarily near coastal areas and especially around St. Johns, Flagler and Putnam counties. Sunday brings the highest winds gusts before letting up just a touch to around 20-25 mph. Minor river and beach flooding is possible with late morning high tide at the beach around noon on the river. Those northeast winds stay strong with gusts to 40 mph and waves crashing near 10 at the beach. Over 3 inches of rain fell in St. Johns county with nearly 5 inches in St. Augustine near Treaty Park.
Florida reports 9 more Jacksonville residents die with COVID-19
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Of the 147 additional deaths from COVID-19 the Florida Department of Health reported Thursday, nine were of Jacksonville residents, there were two additional deaths each in Alachua and Clay counties and one each in Bradford, Flagler and St. Johns counties. In the 11 Northeast Florida counties News4Jax has tracked through the pandemic, 718 total deaths have been reported since COVID-19 hit the state at the beginning of March. Alachua’s positivity rate for Wednesday was 11.22%. Duval County’s positivity rate was 3.79% and has remained below 5% for a week. The Florida Department of Health said Wednesday the state’s positivity rate Wednesday was 4.46%.
First ballots submitted in general election
The state Division of Elections on Tuesday morning posted that 42 vote-by-mail ballots had been returned, with most of them in Flagler and Monroe counties. Supervisors of elections must send requested vote-by-mail ballots to stateside and overseas military members, along with overseas citizens, no later than 45 days before an election. The first big batches of vote-by-mail ballots for the Nov. 3 election will be sent out by county supervisors between Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. In 2016, when 3.47 million vote-by-mail ballots were sent out, Republicans returned 1.08 million of the ballots and Democrats returned 1.03 million, as President Donald Trump won the state by 112,911 overall votes. Supervisors sent 1.394 million vote-by-mail ballots to Democrats and 1.347 million to Republicans.
Dangerous heat continues today, tomorrow
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The feels-like temperature could reach 112° in Jacksonville on Friday afternoon, which is dangerous for those susceptible to heat. This advisory is issued when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 100° or higher for at least two days and night time air temperatures will not drop below 75°. Sunday kicks off a cloudier, wetter and not-as-hot weather pattern. we expect a few rounds of showers and thunderstorms, keeping up in the upper 80s for daytime highs. The wetter and not-as-hot weather pattern sticks around through Labor Day, with 70% chances for showers and thunderstorms with daytime highs around 88°.
Heat advisory today, Richard says we could see additional advisories tomorrow
Heat Advisory for Putnam, inland St. Johns and Flagler counties noon through 6pm. Afternoon highs in the low to mid 90s inland with 90s along our beaches. Isolated showers with storms for northeast Florida, from Gainesville to St. Johns county, 20-30 percent. Saturday: The heat continues with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers, storms, 20-30 percent for northeast Florida as Georgia stays hot and dry. Highs in the mid to upper 90s inland, low 90s along our beaches.