First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:04 PM on 4/24, issued at 10:04 PM Blackshear, GA | Bristol, GA | Mershon, GA | Millwood, GA

Heavy Rain & Flooding... Nasty Weekend Storm: Tornadoes, Blizzard, Flooding

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Updated: 10/07/2013 11:34 pm

The remnants of "Karen" combined with a cold front produced pockets of very heavy rain Mon. As much as 4" fell in Jax Beach. The first photo below is from Melissa Holland @ 2nd St. & 10th Ave....the 2nd through 4th photos were snapped by Stuart Palmer along 2nd St. , Jax Beach. Click ** here ** for video from Stuart. Click ** here ** for more flooding photos.

Weak low pressure will move slowly into the Atlantic Tue. shifting winds to onshore from the northeast. This set-up will cause bands of rain to develop & stream inland from the Atlantic. There will be the potential for some locally heavy rain, especially if & where bands become relatively stationary. So there will likely again be a wide range in amounts, but the best chance for heavy rain will approximately be from I-95 to the beaches.

This pattern will bring some cooler air with highs Tue. only near 80 & probably not getting out of the 70s near the coast. Highs Wed. - Fri. will range from the upper 70s to low 80s with onshore northeast winds keeping beaches cooler along with an elevated rip current risk.

The cold front that's moving through the First Coast is part of a storm system that matured over the Central U.S. & was responsible for a wide range of intense autumn weather the past several days:

-- a swarm of tornadoes hit Nebraska, Iowa & S. Dakota. Click ** here ** for the storm survey from the Omaha N.W.S. on a violent EF-4 tornado Fri.

-- a paralyzing record-setting blizzard across parts of the Dakota's, Nebraska & Wyoming. Click ** here ** for info. from the Rapid City, SD N.W.S.  The 19" of snow in 1 day in Rapid City is the 3rd highest 1-day total ever recorded & is the most that's ever fallen in 1 day in Oct.  The photo below is the snowed-in N.W.S. office -- notice the leaves still on the trees.

-- massive flooding in Louisville, Ky. -- click ** here & here **

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