A typical summer pattern is in store for this week with rain chances increasing mid-week due to a tropical wave approaching the state. This will lead to an earlier start to shower and thunderstorm activity on Wednesday in the mid morning hours and some more widespread activity. To start off the week, though, low rain chances in Gainesville for Monday afternoon with just spotty showers and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. The higher rain chances and higher coverage of the rain will be to the east of I-75 and near the St. John’s River Valley where some locally strong storms may be possible.
Rain chances will increase Tuesday and Wednesday as the tropical wave progresses towards the peninsula and will pull tropical moisture in overhead. Along with higher rain chances, the coverage of the rain will keep temperatures and heat indices slightly lower for Wednesday of this week. Rain chances will then return to near normal for this time of year on Thursday through the weekend with typical sea breeze interactions and heat indices creeping back up near 100°.
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