JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Northeastern Duval county, Nassau, and central Charlton counties until 4:45pm. The storms are located near Hilliard and is moving Southeast at 30mph- towards Jacksonville, St Marys, Fernandina Beach, Folkston, Callahan, UNF, Arlington, Yulee, Neptune Beach, Oceanway, Craig Field, Riverside, San Marco, San Pablo, and Fort Caroline.
The storms are capable of producing gusts of wind in excess of 60mph.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for West Central Columbia and Suwannee counties until 4:30pm. The storms are located near Live Oak and is moving East at 35mph- towards Lake City, Live Oak, White Springs, Wellborn, and Newburn.
Tuesday's forecast includes probable chances for showers, especially along and to the South of I-10. The Weather Authority's Richard Nunn says, "The summer heat and storms continue this afternoon. Start time as early as the lunch hour and increasing through the afternoon, 50%. Highs in the 90s, beaches and inland, will feel like 100s. SW wind 5-15 mph."
Today started out quiet with temperatures ranging for the mid to upper 70s to low 80s. Partly cloudy skies quickly gave way to mostly cloudy skies, especially to the South of the state line. By the lunch hour, showers and thunderstorms will start popping around the region.
Throughout the afternoon you can expect passing rounds of showers and occasional thunderstorms, primarily across Northeastern Florida, but by the late afternoon/evening hours, Southeastern Georgia may see a few rounds as well.
Expect 50% chances for showers and thunderstorms today. Any storms that do develop may be strong, with straight line wind gusts, heavy rain, and dangerous lightning being the primary concern with today's storm potential.
We will see temperatures warming up very quickly during the morning hours climbing into those upper 80s and low 90s by the time the lunch hour rolls around. Winds will be out of the SW between 5 and 15mph during the morning hours with an afternoon sea breeze building..