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So you thought Elsa’s impact on Jacksonville was over?

Rain bands continue to swirl into Northeast Florida

Heavy rains and tornado threat continues into the evening
Heavy rains and tornado threat continues into the evening

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After coming ashore in Florida’s Big Bend around 11 a.m., Tropical Storm Elsa moved through southern Georgia on Wednesday evening.

Although the storm is moving north at 14 mph through the Southeast, the threat is real for gusty winds and possible tornadoes, and sloppy roads through 7 p.m. this evening. After 7 p.m. we should see more significant drying, but not dry conditions as a few downpours are still possible overnight.

Tornado warnings were issued for Yulee, Jacksonville and Camden counties Wednesday evening.

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The impact on our weather was to keep the heaviest of the long-lasting “core” rains about 30 miles west of Jacksonville. Basically, one county over. Baker County (Macclenny) saw more than 2″ of rain through 3 p.m. Whereas, Duval County had only about ½″ of rain.

San Marco weather
San Marco weather

But, Elsa is still pumping up big rains. Heavy rains rolled through the Jacksonville area at 4 p.m. throughout the evening commute. Rainfall amounts will be another 1″ all around Jacksonville.

A Tornado Watch is still in effect in all counties around Jacksonville (the exception is Putnam County).

Watch the video Danielle Uliano and I posted on Facebook explaining more.


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