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Flood warning issued for Duval County as severe storms move through

Wet start to the week

Duval under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:15 pm
Duval under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:15 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A flood warning was in effect in Duval County until 6:15 p.m. as severe storms moved through the area.

According to the National Weather Service, 1-2 inches of rain had fallen by 4 p.m. in the area and another 1-2 inches is possible throughout the evening.

The typical trouble areas around Jacksonville could experience flooding.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect in Duval and Nassau counties until 4:15 p.m. with winds up to 60 mph and hail were possible in the warning areas.

Locations impacted include... East central Nassau County in northeastern Florida... Duval County in northeastern Florida... * Until 415 PM EDT. * At 335 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Normandy, or 7 miles west of Jacksonville, moving northeast at 15 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville International Arpt, Unf, Mandarin, Arlington, Yulee, Neptune Beach, Baymeadows and Cisco Gardens.

A west/southwest flow will pump tropical moisture into the area today. Showers and thunderstorms will develop around noon with the Gulf Coast sea breeze over western portions of highway 301. This activity will increase in coverage and intensity as it progresses eastward this afternoon, reaching the Atlantic coast by late afternoon. The Atlantic sea breeze will develop early this afternoon, remaining near or along I-95 through the afternoon hours.

Widespread shower and thunderstorm coverage expected east of Highway 301 with a few strong storms as convection merges with the Atlantic sea breeze.

Scattered showers with storms will continue Tuesday. High pressure nudges in Wednesday with less overall coverage of showers, storms.

Today: Cloudy with showers, storms this afternoon, 70-80 percent. Hot and humid with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Rain chances will increase mainly after noon. Wind SW 10-15 mph. Rain chances fade this evening with patchy fog forming inland.

Tuesday: Wake up temperatures in the 70s with light patchy fog. Afternoon highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Wind S/SW 5-15 mph. Rain and storm chances increase mainly after 1pm, 70-80 percent. Becoming partly cloudy overnight with patchy fog.

Looking ahead: Scattered showers with storms will continue through the week.

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