The last time Gainesville set a record low temperature on August 28th is back in 1891. But, thanks to abnormally dry air and high pressure over the Southeastern United States, that record may be in jeopardy. Tonight’s low temperature for Gainesville, 64, is a full 7 degrees below average, and only 1 degree above the record low set in the 19th century. Other areas in North Central Florida may even go lower than that.
One More Comfortable Afternoon
The past few days of near perfect weather are coming to a close. Thursday will be the last day to enjoy the drier air, lower humidity, and average temperatures. On Friday, high pressure will move off the Atlantic Coast and help to draw deeper tropical moisture into the area. Friday is a transition day where the sea breezes may collide during the afternoon near I-75, bringing storms during the evening drive. On Saturday, deep moisture will already be in place and showers and thunderstorms will likely flare up during the early afternoon and be more widespread. Rain chances will remain elevated through the end of the weekend and the start of next week.