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Weather Authority Alert ends as storms move south of Jacksonville

National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Duval and counties to south

Front moves south of Jacksonville in this image from Exact Tract Radar at 9 a.m. Monday.
Front moves south of Jacksonville in this image from Exact Tract Radar at 9 a.m. Monday.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A line of thunderstorms ahead of the approaching cold front pushed offshore this morning ending the severe threat in Duval and northern St. Johns.

The systems have the potential to bring heavy rain and severe weather through 10 a.m. across southern areas of Clay and into Putnam and Flagler counties.

The storms are capable of producing damaging winds, lightning, small hail, heavy rainfall and a chance for isolated tornadoes. Once the storms pass Monday morning, our skies will slowly clear by evening then lead us into a sunny and dry Tuesday.

Despite tornado watch and numerous severe thunderstorm warnings, there was a very limited impact beyond some power outages and limbs down. Officially the highest wind gust in the area was 39 mph at the Jacksonville Weather Service office at the airport.

There was one inch of rain reported in Brunswick, but most areas had a half-inch or less. Jacksonville’s official monthly rainfall (for April) has reached 4.96 inch, which is the most we have seen in any month since last August when we saw 9.87 inches

We will have additional threats of rain later this week and next. Make sure you download the new Weather Authority App for the latest updates and alerts to get ahead of the storm.

RESOURCES: S.E. Georgia radar, forecast, warnings


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