• Slow moving late day storms expected; lightning causes Southside condo fire

    By: Rich Jones, WOKV

    Updated:

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla - Expect another day with building heat and humidity before thunderstorms fire up.  And like Wednesday they could be really intense.

    Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says storms will be isolated at first before interacting with the sea breeze, then increase in coverage and intensity. 

    “The storms today will again be very electrical so to speak. A lot of lightning, very heavy downpours of 1-2’’ per hour and some of the storms will produce some winds, too”, said Buresh. 

    Parts of Duval County have picked up as much as four inches of rain in just two days.  And the National Weather Service in Jacksonville says that over the past month, we are 4-8’’ above average rainfall.

      

    Wednesday’s storms produced hundreds of lightning strikes across the area, which led to an evening fire at Montreaux Condos at Deerwood Lake. 

    Two families are out of their homes after a fire which melted a water pipe and flooded two units.  JFRD says embers melted a water pipe, causing it to burst. 

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    We're looking at even better coverage of storms Friday and Saturday, but not as stormy for Father's Day.

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