Severe weather alert for Northeast Florida, tornado watch underway

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[Last updated on April 23, 2020, at 10:55 p.m.]

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeast Florida, with a chance to reach Central Florida.

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tornado watch

For Marion County–showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2 a.m and 3 a.m, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3 a.m. Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain.

The NWS said these storms have the potential to produce nighttime tornadoes.

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Enhanced Risk of Severe Thunderstorms Thursday into Friday Morning

• When: Thursday afternoon through Late Friday
• Where: Southeast GA and Northeast Florida
• What: Tornadoes, Damaging Wind Gusts, Hail, & Heavy Rain Possible

Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms Friday
• When: Friday Morning Through Friday Afternoon/Evening
• Where: Northeast Florida and parts of Southeast Georgia
• What: Tornadoes, Damaging Wind Gusts, Hail, & Heavy Rain Possible
Severe Thunderstorm Potential possible again Saturday
Minor Flooding Forecast along Altamaha River Basin

Secure anything that could potentially become projectile.