Severe weather alert for April 20, 2015


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[Last updated on April 20, 2015, at 4:45 p.m.]

The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for Marion, Citrus, Clay, Hernando, Sumter, Pasco, Putnam, Alachua, Flagler, and St. Johns counties.

At 3:21 p.m., doppler radar tracked a line of strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Interlachen to Beverly Hills moving east at 55 mph.

Hail up-to nickel size in diameter and gust of winds up-to 55 mph can be expected. These winds could produce minor damage.

Locations impacted would be Ocala, Palm Coast, St. Augustine, Palatka, Rainbow Lakes Estates, Flagler Beach, Bunnell, Crescent City, Interlachen, Pomona Park, Hastings, Andalusia, Citra, Lynne, Fort McCoy, Juniper Springs, Salt Springs, St. Augustine Beach, and Hawethorne.

Torrential rainfall will occur with these storms, which might lead to flash flooding.

Frequent cloud to ground lightening will also occur.

Report downed power lines or other damage to the nearest law enforcement agency or emergency management center.

The National Weather Server said these storms could intensify. Be sure to monitor local radio and TV stations if possible.

The National Weather Service has extended this weather advisory from 4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., for Parts of Marion, Citrus, Clay, Sumter, Pasco, Hernando, Flagler, and St. Johns counties.

Check back for updates.

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