ELSA: Outer bands moving through Northeast Florida

Jacksonville, Fl — The First Alert Weather Team is carefully monitoring and tracking a strong outer band from Elsa moving north-northeast across Northeast Florida and into Duval County.

6 p.m. Wednesday, July 7 - The Tornado Warning in Duval and Nassau counties has expired. Tornado Warning continues for Elliotts Bluff GA until 6:15 p.m.

The tornado watch has been canceled for Baker, Clay and St. Johns counties. The watch continues for Duval and Nassau counties until 8 PM.

5 p.m. Wednesday, July 7 - A Tornado Warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m. for Duval and Nassau counties.

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3 p.m. Wednesday, July 7 - As Elsa continues to move father inland towards Northeast Florida, the westside of Jacksonville is beginning to see the effects of the outer band of the storm. Expect at least some strong winds and brief but heavy rain.

11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7 - The center of Tropical Storm Elsa has made landfall in Florida in Taylor County near Keaton and Dekle beaches. Wind speeds are at 65 mph.

10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7 - As Elsa begins its approach to Northeast Florida, there has been confirmation that a tornado touched down in Columbia County Wednesday morning.

A tree fell on a house near State Road 47 and Raven Lane at 7:30 a.m. Authorities say that damage was tornadic in nature.

8 am Wednesday, July 7 - Elsa Approaching the Northern Florida Gulf Coast. A Tornado Watch is in effect for all of NE Florida until 1 pm. Remember, a watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes to develop. A warning means you should take action/take cover/seek shelter immediately.

LISTEN: Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry addresses preparations for Elsa, flood mitigation plans

LISTEN: John Ward, Clay County Emergency Preparedness on final message to the community

5 am Wednesday, July 7 - Tropical Storm Elsa moving northward almost parallel to the west coast of Florida. Heavy rains and gusty winds continue spreading inland across the western Florida peninsula.

WOKV will be updating the storm and preparations, response, closings and resources, every 15 minutes throughout the night. Listen live to Jacksonville’s Morning News at 5 am for continuing storm coverage.


LISTEN: Mike Buresh ‘All the Weather, All the Time’ Podcast

Mike says the majority of stronger bands will be between around 5 am and 2 or 3 pm tomorrow, as the center of the storm passes by, some 80-miles to our west.

Elsa Potential Impacts:

-Moderate flooding potential

-TS storm force wind gusts

-A few tornadoes

Keep listening throughout the day for any changes in the forecast, and if the power goes out, listen to live coverage in the 104.5 WOKV App.

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