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Intense Heat in North Florida Ahead of Unusual Summer Front

By  |  5 years ago

A cold front moving through the southeast will bring stormy weather to North Florida Monday night, but ahead of it things are heating up. Low coverage to the showers and storms across most of North Florida and high humidity will lead to heat index values above 100°. Heat advisories are in effect for counties along I-10 and I-95 for heat indices from 108 to 112°. An advisory is not in effect for Alachua County, but head indices could hold above 100 for several hours as well as reach as high as 106°. Take precautions when outdoors today by staying hydrated, wear light colored clothing and take frequent breaks.

Showers and storms will be concentrated mainly north of I-10 today, where some strong storms will be possible associated with the front. There is a slight chance for a brief shower or storm to move Gainesville and Ocala this afternoon, but rain chances increase tonight as the front begins to push through the peninsula. Rain chances will end by mid-afternoon on Tuesday after the front passes and dry air quickly moves in.

The slightly drier and less humid air will filter in on Tuesday evening and remain overhead for the middle of the work week. Rain chances will remain during this time before southwesterly flow re-establishes and a typical summer pattern will develop for the end of the week and the weekend.

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