First Alert Weather: Severe T-storm watch for Putnam til 9 p.m.; strong storms may happen elsewhere

Severe thunderstorm watch, 4/26/2023

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Action News Jax First Alert Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh said a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9 p.m. for Putnam County, but strong storms may happen elsewhere in the Jacksonville viewing area -- and already have.


Here’s what Buresh said we’ve seen so far and what we can expect:

  • Reports of hail in Glynn County west/northwest of Brunswick around 3 p.m. Wednesday and golf-ball sized hail in Homeland/Charlton County about 40 miles north/northwest of Jacksonville around 3:30 p.m.
  • Majority -- if not all -- of the storms will be inland through early this evening along and especially west of Interstate 95.
  • Some of the light to moderate showers could reach a few coastal areas.
  • Storms generally moving slowly east/southeast.
  • Temperatures in the 80s are fueling the storms with help from a sea breeze and upper-level weather disturbance.
  • Start of a stormier pattern that will continue the rest of the week into the weekend with the potential for multiple rounds of severe weather and inches of rain for some neighborhoods.

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