While Monday brought a typical summer pattern for North Central Florida, a tropical wave will increase rain chances by the end of the week. We’ll continue to be in a typical summer pattern for Tuesday. A few showers will be possible along the Nature Coast as early at 7AM. A dominant Gulf sea breeze will help to move showers from the Southwest to the Northeast. Expect rainfall for Marion and Alachua County after 2PM, with stronger storms possible along and East of Highway 301 after 3PM. Tuesday’s shower activity will end around 8PM.
Deeper tropical moisture arrives on Wednesday. Showers and storms start as early as 11AM on Wednesday to the west of I-75 and will become more widespread as the day goes on. Most areas of North Central Florida can expect rain by 2PM. A few stronger cells could form along Highway 301 by the middle of the afternoon, and most of the rainfall will subside by 8PM. The tropical moisture sticks around through Thursday as well, with rain starting at 1PM Thursday afternoon