Strong thunderstorms arrive and bring wind, rain to Northeast Florida, Southeast Georgia

Warning, 3 advisories in effect for 9 regions in the area

Thunderstorms arrive on Thursday.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.Severe Thunderstorm Warning: The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Central Duval County in northeastern Florida until 1:45 p.m. At 1:11 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over Riverside, or over Jacksonville, and is nearly stationary. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts and nickel-size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Jacksonville, Arlington, Baymeadows, Ortega, San Marco, Riverside and Tallyrand.

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Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of northeastern Bradford, Baker, northeastern Union, east central Columbia and Charlton Counties through noon.

Exact Track4D is tracking thunderstorms along a line from Fargo, GA to the north Lake Butler, FL, west of Highway 301. These are moving northeast at 25 mph.

Rain chances will move from the Gulf toward the Atlantic with increasing rain chances from Highway 301 to the sandy shores around noon. Locally heavy rainfall, flooding and lightning will be the main hazards again today.

Weather alerts: Warning, 3 advisories in effect for 9 regions in the area

Today: Partly sunny skies with showers and storms, 50-60 percent for NE FL and SE GA. The morning haze will become partly sunny as scattered showers with storms develop near and along Highway 301 before sliding toward the beaches. Showers with storms will continue through sunset, then slowly fade tonight. Highs will be in the 90s inland, and upper 80s to low 90s along our beaches. Wind W/SW 5-10 mph.

Friday: Wet end to the workweek. Partly cloudy skies with scattered afternoon thunderstorms, 40-70 percent for NE FL and SE GA. Patchy fog with morning lows in the 70s. Partly cloudy skies will become cloudy with scattered thunderstorms developing around noon. The west coast breeze will push showers and storms toward I-95 through the afternoon. Scattered showers and isolated storms continue overnight. Afternoon highs will be in the low 90s inland, and upper 80s to low 90s along our sandy shores. Wind SW/W 10-15 mph.

Looking ahead: The west coast sea breeze will bring a pattern of scattered afternoon storms starts Today and continues through Saturday.

Rip Currents risk: Moderate for NE FL, SE GA

12pm 89

3pm 94

5pm 90

8pm 83

10pm 81

11pm 80

Sunrise: 6:51 am

Sunset: 8:12 pm


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