Rainy evening, especially south of Jax

Rains and rumbles of thunder will be around town throughout the evening

Not out of the woods, rains fade after 8pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.Thursday’s Weather Authority Alert was through 4 p.m. as a tornado watch was in effect until 4 p.m. for Baker and Columbia counties in Florida and Brantley, Charlton, Pierce and Ware counties in Georgia. There was even a tornado warning for Ware County, that expired without incident expired and other are no more areas of concern and most of the rain has ended for our viewers in South Georgia. Earlier, the main focus of the Weather Authority Alert was for possible tornadoes in Georgia.

Threat this evening is for scattered downpours, mainly south of Jacksonville through 8pm tonight. There will be a few rumbles of thunder and a slight chance of a severe thunderstorm or two for Putnam and Flagler counties.

LIVE RADAR: Exact Track 4D tracks storms rolling into area triggering Weather Alert Day

The weird twist to this particular Weather Authority Alert Day may come from non-thunderstorm winds that will take place throughout the day. Winds, especially along area beaches and tall bridges (Matthews, Hart and Dames Point), will be gusting above 25 mph. These gusty winds will actually build ahead of the expected round of storms.

Afternoon non-thunderstorm winds may exceed 40 mph.

The main event will be from the expected batch of showers that could impact your commute home from work. Best guess on timing will be between 5-10 p.m. in Jacksonville.

Here’s some more info:

Gusts to 43 mph
Drive carefully, heaviest south of Jacksonville

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