FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Heavy downpours, gusty winds expected Wednesday for Jacksonville area

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.


Potential for locally heavy downpours and rainfall amounts of 0.5″ to 1.5″+ is expected. Here is the timing of the storms:

Storm arrival times (+/-):

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

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Storm threats:

  • Gusty winds of 40 - 60 mph
  • Locally heavy rainfall
  • Small hail
  • Isolated tornado

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Expect to see still-lingering showers for lunchtime Wednesday. Here’s how the rest of the day will time out:

  • Dry for the late afternoon and evening commute
  • A breezy day with winds out of the SW at 15 - 20 mph before the storms arrive and out of the west after the storms clear
  • Highs in the 70s to near 80 degrees south of JAX
  • Temperatures drop to the 40s by Thursday morning

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