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Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Saturday Evening on the First Coast

Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall and strong to severe thunderstorms a possibility this weekend.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Saturday Night:  Strong to severe storms are setting up this evening across the First Coast, this thanks to and approaching pulse of upper level energy out of the Gulf combined with our warming temperatures Saturday Afternoon. 

Storms will setup just after dinner along the I-10 corridor shifting north towards the Florida Georgia border before eventually pulling back south well after sunset. 

Credit: WTLV

Sunday: It's a similar story Sunday with more consistent dreary type of rainfall than thunderstorms. To be extremely cliché, a good day to stay inside with a book. 

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By the end of the weekend, southeast Georgia will have likely picked up 1-2" of rain with a range of 2-4" of rain across northeast Florida.

NEXT WEEK: This unsettled pattern sticks around early on in the week thanks to a front hanging out across north-central Florida. We will continue to add rain to the rain gauges with the heaviest showers training across northeast Florida. By Monday and Tuesday, any rain that does fall may cause minor flooding - for low-lying areas or locations of poor drainage. The front will continue to bring in waves of energy, or showers and storms, from the Gulf of Mexico. Afternoon temperatures stick in the 70s. That bright orb in the sky - the SUN! - will finally return later Wednesday into Thursday as conditions clear up thanks to another, stronger front moving through.

Credit: WTLV