WRUF Weather

Heavy rain and flooding possible for parts of North Florida next five days

Starting this weekend and lasting through much of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, moisture will be bountiful across the Sunshine State.  An unusual weather pattern for early summer will be to thank for what could be several days in a row of heavy rain and thunder, even more so than Floridians are used to this time of year.  Details on the timing, strength, and locations of these rounds of rain will become clearer over the coming days.  Considering the approaching holiday and the desire for many Floridians to spend time outdoors this time of year, we wanted to pass along the early notice of the active weather pattern about to ensue.

Unusual jet stream pattern for early July

Forecast data suggests that a deep trough of low pressure will develop across the Mid-South and be able to tap into copious amounts of tropical moisture.  The upper-level winds will send this moisture across the peninsula in waves, likely leading to numerous complexes of showers and thunderstorms each and every day of the period starting Friday and lasting through at least Wednesday, July 3.  Rainfall totals during this six-day stretch could easily exceed two inches in a large portion of the state, with locally higher amounts up to 6 inches possible near the Gulf Coast and in the Suwannee River Valley.  Severe weather might also be possible at times, depending on interactions of the sea breeze and waves of lower pressure moving through.


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