WRUF Weather

Strong storms possible in North Florida this evening

Sea breeze collision possible today near or just southeast of Gainesville.


  • Strong and isolated storms possible between 6 and 10pm
  • Highest chances near or just east of the I-75 corridor
  • Threats include wind damage, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rain.



You may have felt the heat today.  As of 3 pm, the Gainesville Regional Airport had reached a temperature of 91° and heat indices had been as high as 100°.  As sea breezes march inland late this afternoon, showers and thunderstorms are likely to form along both boundaries.  With near equal wind patterns from both directions, a sea breeze collision is likely this evening near of just east of the I-75 corridor.  The presence of slightly cooler and drier air aloft could lead to a few severe cells capable of producing wind damage, very frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, and locally heavy rainfall.  The upper-level support is also available for storms to continue well into the evening hours, possibly lingering as late as 10 or 11 pm.

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