A hurricane watch is in effect for all local counties in southeast Georgia and northeast Florida – Top Stories (Trending Perfect)


The Action News Jax First Alert Weather Team has declared a First Weather Alert Day due to a strong cold front bringing heavy rain to our area.

This advisory is in effect from 7am to 5pm across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

Updated 10:51 AM- A tornado watch has been issued for the rest of Northeast Florida. The Action News First Alert Weather Team in Jax says most counties will be off watch by 5 p.m

Updated 5:56 AM- A Tornado Watch has been issued for all southeast Georgia, Baker and Columbia counties until 1 p.m

First Alert Meteorologist Garrett Bedenbaugh said a strong cold front will arrive later Wednesday morning just after the morning commute turns around.

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The potential for heavy rain and rain ranges from 0.5 to 1.5 inches across our region, but places with isolated showers could have more than that.

There will also be consolidated thunderstorms, some of which may be strong or severe with gusty winds of 40 to 60 mph, heavy rain, lightning, small hail and an isolated tornado.

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Rain and storms will move from the northwest to the southeast, clearing the area by early afternoon. Based on the latest forecast, storm arrival times should be as follows:

  • Waycross to Lake City: 7am – 9am

  • Brunswick to Maclenny: 8am – 10am

  • Jacksonville to Middleburg: 10am – 11am

  • St. Augustine to Palatka: 11am – 12pm

The rain is expected to gradually ease later in the afternoon with dry and cool weather until Thursday morning.

Jax's Action News First Alert Weather Team will continue to monitor the forecast and provide you with updates throughout the day.

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Here's a look at the 7-day first alert forecast:

Wednesday: Cloudy, breezy, showers/storms ending in the afternoon. High: 77

Tonight: clear skies. Low: 50 (40 seconds is good indoors)

Interactive radar: Track the rain as it moves through your neighborhood

Thursday: Sunny and cool. breezy. High 70/Low 50

Friday: Cool and sunny morning. High 71/Low 44

Saturday: sunny. High 70/Low 45

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 74/Low 43

Monday: Partly sunny. High 78/Low 50

Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 81/Low 59

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