THE BOTTOM LINE
- Strong storms possible near or east of I-75 between 6 and 10pm
- Cells will be nearly stationary, with rainfall rates of 2″ per hour in some spots
- Urbanized flooding and frequent lightning possible with strongest cells
THE SET UP
A disturbance to the north, combined with the collision of the sea breezes will result in a few strong storms for parts of North Florida. Storms are ongoing in the Suwannee River Valley this afternoon, and there is a possibility for new cells to form closer to Gainesville, Ocala, and areas to the east of I-75 this evening. The Atlantic sea breeze and Gulf sea breeze will likely merge near or along the I-75 corridor and US Highway 301 and this is where the strongest storms will be located. Heavy rain and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning are the greatest threats associated with these storms.