Weather Authority Alert issued for Saturday night

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The first band of storms has moved off shore leaving hail and wind damage across NE FL and SE GA this afternoon.

The second round could potentially cause severe storms, with damaging winds to 60 mph and hail. This second band of storms would take place from 8p.m. to 10 p.m., give or take a few hours.

From there, this second band of storms would drape itself across the Florida-Georgia line and slowly sink southward into Central Florida by sunrise Sunday. The impact for Jacksonville would be for a push of potentially severe storm winds (>57 mph), some hail to 1″ and an hour or two of rain. Rainfall amounts will be highly variable in Florida as these storms coming out of Georgia will be weakening as they move southward.

I wouldn’t be surprised if a good number of people in Florida see less than a 1/2″ of rain, and at the same time, not be surprised if a few backyards in Florida receive more than 1″. The amounts will be variable.

What to watch for:

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Southeast Georgia until 1 a.m.

Other notes:

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for both Coastal and Offshore waters on Sunday morning.

This will be the THIRD weekend in a row with inclement weather across our area, in fact up to now, 90% of all the rain the National Weather Service has recorded for the month of April has taken place over a weekend. Ugh!

This is a SANDWICH weekend with beautiful weather both at the beginning and end of the weekend with potentially severe weather during the night (in the middle).

Severe storms in Georgia
Storms roll into Jacksonville (subject to change/update)

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