FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Potential for heavy downpours, thunderstorms and gusty winds on Wednesday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Action News Jax First Alert Weather Team will be tracking a strong cold front arriving Wednesday morning near or after the morning commute.


A strong cold front will arrive Wednesday morning near or after the morning commute.

The potential for heavy downpours and rain amounts of 0.5″ to 1.5″. Some isolated areas might receive higher amounts of rain.


There will be embedded thunderstorms and a few could be strong or severe with the following hazards:

  • Gusty winds of 40-60 mph
  • Small hail
  • Isolated tornado
  • Heavy rain, lightning

Rain and storms will push from the northwest to the southeast, clearing the region by the early afternoon. Based on the latest forecast, arrival times:

  • Waycross to Lake City: 6 – 8 AM
  • Brunswick to Macclenny: 7 – 9 AM
  • Jacksonville to Middleburg: 9 – 11 AM
  • St. Augustine to Palatka: 10 AM – 12 PM

We will gradually clear out later in the afternoon with dry and chilly weather into Thursday morning.

Embedded thunderstorms with a few that could be strong or severe on Wednesday.

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Mike Buresh | Garrett Bedenbaugh | Corey Simma | Trevor Gibbs


TONIGHT: Cloudy and mild. LOW: 70

WEDNESDAY: Cloudy, breezy, showers/storms ending by the afternoon. HIGH: 80

THURSDAY: Sunny and cooler. 50/70

FRIDAY: Cool morning, sunny. 44/71

SATURDAY: Sunny. 42/70

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. 43/74

MONDAY: Partly sunny. 50/78

TUESDAY: Partly sunny. 59/81

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