Northeast Florida tornado warnings expire

Weather Authority Alert Day through 6:30 p.m. for heavy rain

5:20 p.m. Sunday radar
5:20 p.m. Sunday radar (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A tornado warning was issued for Baker, Bradford and Union counties until 5:15 p.m.

A tornado warning was also in effect for Columbia County from about 3:15 p.m. until just before 4:25 p.m.

Flooding is widespread across North Florida and Southern Georgia with rainfall amounts exceeding 4″ from Lake City, Live Oak, White Springs, Fargo, Stephen Foster State Park, Suwannee Springs, Taylor, Macclenny, Glen St. Mary, Suwannee Valley, Winfield, Five Points, Olustee, Watertown, Sanderson, Wellborn, Mcalpin, Obrien, Luraville and Dowling Park. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the area.

Heaviest in Duval County was near Hyde Park with more than 7″ and it was still raining.

New flood warnings are in effect all across North Florida as the more recent rains may be less intense they are falling on already saturated grounds. Travel is not recommended as some roads are flooded. Especially side streets and off roads in Georgia.

Flooding is expected along the North Fork of Black Creek, here is the latest forecast that has the waters rising overnight Sunday and cresting around 16′ Monday around 12 noon.

North Fork at Middleburg cresting Monday around 12 noon.  This forecast is changing and could go higher than shown.
North Fork at Middleburg cresting Monday around 12 noon. This forecast is changing and could go higher than shown.

Areas of heavy showers overnight flowing out of the Gulf from Tropical Storm Cristobal will continue to track northward through Northeast Florida early Sunday and become more of a mess for areas in southern Georgia through the morning.

ONLINE: Interactive radar

Heavy rainfall continues to be possible with another 1-2 inches as the band lifts north of Jacksonville. The flood warning in Duval County has expired. Most spots in greater Jacksonville picked up over 2 inches since Saturday. Some areas over 7 inches!

More on the rain totals here.

The trend will be for more rain today but with occasional breaks in the showers and storms by this afternoon. The rain becomes less steady around Jacksonville with steamy temps in the lower 80s. Breezy south to southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph gust up to 20 mph.

Tonight mainly cloudy skies and mostly dry except for a few 20% chance of isolated inland showers with lows in the lower to middle 70s.

Monday will be very hot and steamy. Temps reach near 90 with enough lingering moisture triggers numerous 60% chance for afternoon and early evening storms. Look for more heavy downpours and thunderstorms.

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