First Alert Weather: Severe storms move in Thursday night, tornado watches issued for local counties

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE 12:30 A.M. FRIDAY: Most of the severe weather has moved passed our area. There were many reports of damage all throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

UPDATE 10 P.M. Severe Thunderstorm Warning still issued for Camden and Glynn counties in Georgia and Bradford, Clay, Duval, St. Johns, Putnam and Nassau, counties in Florida.

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UPDATE 8:50 P.M. - Tornado warning in effect for northern portions of Columbia County and parts of Baker County.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning still issued for Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Ware and Glynn counties in Georgia and Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and Union counties in Florida.

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UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: Parts of our viewing area are under a tornado watch until midnight tonight.

UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: According to the First Alert Weather team, there are current tornado watches for Ware County, GA, Pierce County, GA, Brantley County, GA, Baker County, FL, Columbia County, FL, Charlton County, GA. until 8 p.m. Thursday night.

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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE DAY:

We are starting off Thursday mild with temperatures in the 60s. We will see partly cloudy skies this morning. More clouds will build in throughout the day. Highs will soar to the lower 80s this afternoon.

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We will be near record highs (85 – 2008). A Wind Advisory will go into effect today at noon to 3 a.m. for all Jacksonville-area counties.

In addition to a windy day, a few showers are possible this afternoon for some local neighborhoods.

WHAT TO EXPECT TONIGHT:

A First Alert Weather Day will go into effect tonight. A line of potentially strong to severe storms will move into the area this evening from west to east. The main threats are brief heavy rain, gusty winds of 50-60 mph+, and an isolated tornado.

Some schools will close early today ahead of the severe weather.

Friday’s morning commute will be mainly dry and breezy with some leftover wet roadways.

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