A developing upper level ridge has kept North Central Florida in a dry pattern today. This high pressure will enable a drier but warmer pattern to continue through Saturday.
A quick warm-up to the mid 90s and the lack of early rain will enable a few late evening showers tonight. Most of the activity will be spotty and situated west of I-75 and drift to the southeast. All areas will dry out by 9pm and we’ll be left with a muggy 72 for our morning low.
The heat will really be something to watch for Thursday. The warm-up will be assisted by later and lower chances for rain. Temperatures will once again reach the mid 90′s with heat indices surpassing 100. Onshore flow from both the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic Coast will cause a few seabreeze showers by afternoon but coverage will be low. The anchored high pressure overhead will cause this pattern of afternoon storms and quick warm-ups to continue through Saturday. A low center of pressure will develop offshore by Sunday and Monday strengthening the Atlantic Seabreeze resulting in more coverage of storms and temperature returning to average.