Dry air circulating on the north side of a low pressure system off the coast of Florida will allow for dry and hot conditions for the start of the work week.
The greatest rain chances on Monday will be near and just west of the I-95 corridor as well as points southeast of Alachua County. If the activity pushes west near the I-75 corridor it will be very spotty and brief in nature.
Due to the lack of rain, temperatures will be increasing quickly throughout the day into the 90s. Not only that, but it will be feeling even hotter outdoors with the heat index nearing or hitting 100°. Heat indices could hold in the upper 90s for several hours, so take precautions if you are outdoors for an extended period of time. Wear light colored clothing, drink plenty of fluids and take frequent breaks.
The low pressure system, or Invest 91L has a “high” chance of developing into the first tropical system of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and the hurricane hunters are scheduled to investigate it later on this afternoon. The forecast for the rest of this week is largely dependent on the track and intensity of this storm. It is forecasted to take a turn to the north and east by mid-week. Depending on how close it gets to the coast of Florida will determine the chance for shower and thunderstorm activity in North Florida.
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