JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- Heavy thunderstorms -- some of which have already produced hail in addition to considerable lightning and heavy rain -- will march east/northeast across much of metro Jacksonville, Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia this afternoon. The afternoon commute will be a slow one in places -- expect sudden torrential downpours and frequent lightning with a few storms also producing hail and strong winds. Of particular concern is when the line of storms meets the slow moving sea breeze close to I-95 at which point the storms could become especially intense. Movement will continue to generally be northeast at 15-20 mph but erratic movement will occur at times due to interaction with the sea breeze and cooler air pushed out by the storms. Due to the early start, storms should diminish fairly quickly this evening followed by areas of fog. Friday will be another potentially stormy day as an upper level disturbance moves into the area igniting yet another round of heavy and strong thunderstorms. Tune in CBS47 and FOX30 for First Alert Weather updates. Click here
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