Storms coming to Jacksonville area; tornado watch for Southeast Georgia until 2 p.m.


The Action News Jax First Alert Weather Team has declared a First Alert Weather Day due to potential strong storms forecast for our area on Saturday.

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  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for St. Johns County until 1:30 p.m.

  • A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Charlton and Ware counties until 1:45 p.m.

  • A tornado watch is also in effect for our Southeast Georgia counties of Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Pierce, and Ware until 2 p.m. Saturday.

Tornado watch for Southeast Georgia counties until 2 p.m.Tornado watch for Southeast Georgia counties until 2 p.m.

Tornado watch for Southeast Georgia counties until 2 p.m.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Near-record high temperatures are expected Saturday with highs in the middle 80s before it rains.

  • A line of heavy rain and embedded strong thunderstorms will move through the region Saturday afternoon.

  • Timing: Southeast Georgia: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Northeast Florida: 2 p.m.-10 p.m., Jacksonville: 4 pm-7pm, St. Augustine: 7pm-10pm

  • Damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes will be possible.

  • On average, most neighborhoods will pick up 0.75-1.00″ of rain.

  • Rain ends after midnight into Sunday morning, with clearing and cooler weather for Sunday.

  • Tuesday’s Concert and Round 1 at TPC Sawgrass look good.

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