Weekend packed with crazy weather, what’s next?

Hail on the ground in St. Johns County. (Photo Courtesy Toni Thomas)

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – The weather this past weekend was anything but boring! We had dense morning fog, sunshine and gorgeous beach weather, and severe storms causing golf ball size hail and intense lightning.

This Weekend:

Despite the dry Saturday and first half of Sunday, storms quickly blew up Sunday afternoon really packing the punch.

The storms first developed over NE FL producing heavy rainfall dropping anything from 2 inches to 5 inches over the course of the afternoon depending on location.

Hail quickly became a concern, especially in St. Johns County where SnapJAX reports showed hail around golf ball size. This can definitely leave some unwanted dents.

Later in the evening, the storms spread across Southeast Georgia, once again packing the punch with rainfall totals of 4+ inches over the Okefenokee Swamp. The storms were also packed with lightning and produced small hail.

After sunset, our severe storms transitioned into widespread moderate rains that last through the evening across Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida.

Photo of golf ball size hail taken from New4Jax Insider Amy Wright in St. Johns County (Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

What’s Next?

Today we’re waiting for our next cold front to sink south.

This front has left us with partly sunny skies today coupled with a touch of humidity and a chance for scattered showers to develop along the front later in the afternoon.

The front will pass Monday night.

GOES-16 Satellite Imagery of the clouds ahead of the cold front Monday (NEXLAB - College of Dupage)

This will leave us sunny, windy, and below average in the mid-70s Tuesday. The good news is we’ll stay seasonal, mostly sunny and dry for the rest of the workweek.

Don’t forget to check out Meteorologist Richard Nunn’s forecast!