Colorado State Meteorologists Forecast Above-Average Hurricane Season

Apr 5, 2018

The initial Atlantic seasonal hurricane forecast released Thursday by Colorado State University calls for a slightly above average 2018 hurricane season, with 14 named storms and seven hurricanes, three of them major storms.

Wet, windy and possibly dangerous weather is in Tuesday afternoon’s forecast for the First Coast.

National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Cordero said a low pressure system moving across the area will produce strong thunderstorms, 58-mile-an-hour-plus winds and, quite possibly, destructive hail.

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Get Ready For Big Surf, Rip Currents And Possible Beach Erosion This Weekend

Mar 2, 2018
Bruce Lipsky / The Florida Times-Union

The giant winter storm that’s battered the Northeast will take an unusual southerly track into the open Atlantic Ocean, setting up Florida for several days of big surf, nasty rip currents and coastal erosion.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is awarding Florida nearly $3 million to reimburse Jacksonville for costs associated with Hurricane Matthew.


Jacksonville International Airport officials are asking travelers to call airlines before showing up for flights Wednesday.

Snow, Ice Closes Some Bridges In Georgia, I-10 Reopens

Jan 3, 2018
FDOT via News4Jax

The following bridges were affected Wednesday:


While Duval County public schools remain closed for winter break, several private schools and the Alachua County schools announced that were expected to reopen Wednesday and announce they will remain closed. 

The Salvation Army

Jacksonville’s homeless shelters are remaining open overnight during this week’s cold snap, offering a warm, safe place to eat and sleep for those in need.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Nassau and Baker Counties in Florida, and for all of southeast Georgia Wednesday,  where a significant accumulation of ice and snow are expected.

Get ready for some chilly weather on the First Coast this weekend.

Twenty-nine counties along the Gulf Coast and in North Florida were put under a state of emergency Thursday, as Florida prepares to feel impacts from Tropical Storm Nate, which was moving across northeastern Nicaragua.

Gov. Rick Scott said he issued the broad emergency declaration because the path of the storm remains unknown.

Still, parts of Florida, particularly in the western Panhandle and the Big Bend region, should brace for high winds, rains, storm surges and the potential for tornadoes over the weekend.

Florida’s Atlantic Beaches Still Getting Battered

Oct 2, 2017

Beaches in northeast Florida took a beating this weekend.Tropical storm force wind gusts and waves 6 to 10 feet pounded the First Coast for more than 36 hours, and many areas near the Palm Coast have received between 3 and 5 inches since Friday.  

Parts Of San Marco Hit With Street Flooding again

Oct 2, 2017

The nor'easter brought heavy rain and flooding to parts of the First Coast on Sunday, with some roads in San Marco barely passable.

The weekend rain impacting Northeast Florida could push more water up along beaches and rivers.

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Hospitals along the Northeast Florida coast are transporting their patients to locations on higher ground.

Mandatory evacuations for coastal communities are in effect ahead of Hurricane Irma.