Microburst on Jacksonville's westside causes damage

An isolated microburst on Jacksonville's westside brought down trees around 103rd and I-295 Wednesday.

Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says winds were estimated at up to 60 mph.  He says hail reports approaching 1'' in diameter was also reported in Wednesday's storms.

Lightning caused a few small fires, too.

Buresh says we could be in for another stormy afternoon Thursday.

"That sea breeze will once again trigger some locally heavy afternoon storms. They'll be mostly inland, they will be hit and miss, but they'll be slow movers and where they hit, they hit hard", said Buresh.


A lightning strike caused a garage to catch fire at a home north of Collins Road, Duval County Emergency Management reported.

As many as 2,250 JEA customers were without power after heavy rain and hail hit.

JEA said a tree was down on Shindler Drive and the utility fixed outages on the Westside.

The National Weather Service reported a tree fell on a house on Firestone Road and another tree reportedly fell near Herlong Airport.

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