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.
Will I get a Pulitzer Prize for this? Maybe an Emmy? Photo of the year candidate? What do you think @PhotoBowles ? Rainbow and Lightning! @ActionNewsJax @MikeFirstAlert #FirstAlertWx pic.twitter.com/TmKfZKcsIk— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) June 14, 2018
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.
BREAKING: Fire in the roof of a building at Montreux condos off Touchton Rd. on the Southside. JFRD is on the scene. Lots of lightning in the area. @ActionNewsJax @JFRDJAX @WOKVNews @MikeFirstAlert #FirstAlertWX pic.twitter.com/8Myrqt7UaC— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) June 13, 2018
We're looking at even better coverage of storms Friday and Saturday, but not as stormy for Father's Day.
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