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

Rainy... Colder... Sat. Storms... Morning Sunrise Photos

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Updated: 1/14 8:50 am
The storm system & front are on schedule with rain diminishing west to east between roughly noon & 3pm.  The afternoon commute will be drier with even a little sun trying to peak through.  Some gusty thunderstorms rolled across the area overnight with several measured wind gusts of 40-45 mph shortly after midnight.  Rain has fallen everywhere with averaging .5-1.5", locally a bit more.  An additional quarter of an inch or so will fall through early afternoon.  Rain as of 7am:
Jax Beach: 1.78"
JIA: 1.58"
Mayport: 1.51"
St. Augustine: 1.43"
NAS Jax: 1.31"
Arlington: 1.23"


The next storm system is already on the western horizon & will bring rain (everywhere) later Mon. night into Tue.  The Tue. morning commute looks wet & slow with rainfall averaging .5 - 1", locally more.  Rain will diminish west to east in the afternoon Tue. followed by cooler air.  A stronger cold front will move across the First Coast Wed. ushering in some very chilly air.  A freeze is likely early Thu....a borderline frost/freeze inland early Fri.... & yet another freeze early Sat. & Sun.  Send First Alert photos ** here **.

The first band of clouds below is the wet front... the 2nd band of clouds diving south through the middle of the U.S. is a polar cold front that will bring much colder temps. to the First Coast.

Photos below are from the beautiful sunrise Mon. (..."pink in the morning, sailors take warning"...) - first pic from Harry Selsor, 2nd photo from Robert Miller.  The last photo was snapped by our own Action News sports anchor Dan Hicken -- that's one busy mom!

As expected....Saturday was a stormy day with a squall line of storms moving from west to east affecting all of Jax, NE Fl. & SE Ga.  Winds gust of 40-65 mph were reported downing some trees, breaking braches & snapping powerlines.  At one time, nearly 15,000 homes were without power Sat. evening.  The N.W.S. image below shows doppler estimated rainfall with a max of approx. 1.5" (with a few spots of 2") roughly along the I-10 corridor.  A Jax N.W.S. slideshow is available ** here **.  The last image below is First Alert Doppler HD & shows the squall line moving into NW Duval Co. a little before 4:30pm.

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