Relief from the heat of the past couple of days will arrive in the form of showers and thunderstorms during Memorial Day weekend. Temperatures have been in the low to mid 90′s this past week, with heat indices nearing the 100° mark. Starting on Sunday, a front from the north will approach the area and begin to increase rain chances.
Ahead of the activity on Sunday afternoon, temperatures will warm quickly and a heat index will still exist in the mid-90s ahead of a “cool down” from the rain. Showers and storms on Sunday arrive in the afternoon hours in parts of inland North Florida with the highest chances near and just west of the I-75 corridor. Some of these storms have the potential to be strong with the main threats being small hail and damaging winds.
On Monday the sea breezes from the Atlantic coast and the Gulf coast will move inland and collide near the I-75 corridor, producing showers and thunderstorms for Memorial Day. Embedded thunderstorms could produce lighting as well as the potential for damaging winds.
WRUF Weather will be tracking the showers and thunderstorms on www.WRUFWeather.com where you can track the storms with us using the Personal Storm Tracking tool. We will also provide up to date information on where these storms are on our Twitter account @WRUFWeather.