JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Tornado Warning was issued for parts of northern St. Johns County and southern Duval County on Sunday evening as a group of severe storms moved through the area. The warning was issued for the Fruit Cove area around 5:39 p.m. and expired at 6 p.m.
News4JAX was not able to confirm any tornado touching down, but there were reports of damage after the storms moved through the area. In Mandarin, a tree fell across Julington Creek Road.
Pea-sized hail and strong winds were expected in the area after tornadic activity was detected by radar just after 5:30 p.m. but it was not immediately clear if any hail was spotted.
The National Weather Service said a water spout was possible as the storm crosses the St. Johns River into Clay County between Russell and Green Cove Springs.
Persistent rotation aloft over Fruit Cove Springs at this time that could potentially be producing a tornado, and then a water spout as it crosses the St. Johns River into Clay County between Russell and Green Cove Springs. pic.twitter.com/cr9hF1xlMU— NWS Jacksonville (@NWSJacksonville) August 21, 2022
Tornado Warning including Fruit Cove FL until 6:00 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/T9KOoOcCPM— NWS Jacksonville (@NWSJacksonville) August 21, 2022
Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds, highs in the low 90s inland upper 80s along the coast. Fell-like temperatures will climb near the triple digits mark. Another chance for scattered afternoon storms will pick up after lunch, first starting along the coast before pushing inland.
Overnight: Drying out with partly cloudy skies, lows in the mid to low 70s.
Looking Ahead: An unsettled weather pattern sticks with us heading into the work week with daily rain chances and highs in the upper 80s low 90s.