- 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.