A weak cold front will gradually move through North Florida on Tuesday and bring drier, less humid air with it. Ahead of it, showers and storms will push through the area in the early afternoon hours. Most of the rain will end in the early afternoon hours in Gainesville, with lingering activity possible in Marion, Putnam and Flagler counties.
Temperatures today will still be in the low 90′s ahead of the frontal passage with heat indices near or at 100°, but Tuesday will not be as hot as Monday. Slightly drier and less humid air will begin to filter into the region Tuesday evening and the dew point (which determines how muggy it feels outside) will drop.
The Muggy Meter tracks the dew points, which have been above 70° over the past couple of days, making it feel muggy and hot. Even with a slight dip in the dew points, it will feel less humid outdoors for summer standards in Florida. This will be a brief break from the humidity, however, as southwesterly flow returns for Friday through the weekend and marks the return of humid air and rain chances.