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Stormy Start and End to the Week in North Florida

By on July 21st, 2014

Two disturbances on both sides of the peninsula will help trigger showers and thunderstorms across North Florida today. A few isolated showers could move inland in the early morning hours, but stronger activity begins to develop in the late afternoon … Continue reading

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Typical Summer Day Ahead of Tropical Moisture

By on July 8th, 2014

Same story different day – hot, humid and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon hours of Tuesday. Temperatures and the heat index will be increasing quickly through the afternoon hours ahead of showers and thunderstorms. Heat indices will be nearing the … Continue reading

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Rain Chances Increasing Mid-Week in North Florida

By on July 7th, 2014

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 … Continue reading

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Typical Summer Day as Tropical Storm Arthur Remains Offshore

By on July 2nd, 2014

Tropical Storm Arthur strengthened in the overnight hours off the east coast of Florida and will continue to make it’s way to the north and east and up the eastern seaboard. Despite the storm off the coast, North Florida will … Continue reading

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Newly formed Arthur could be a hurricane by Thursday; little or no inland impact expected

By on July 1st, 2014

Tropical Depression One was upgraded to Tropical Storm Arthur in the National Hurricane Center’s 11am advisory, at which time the system sat only 95 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral. Tropical Storm Arthur will continue to move northwest or north along … Continue reading

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Season’s First Tropical Storm Likely to Form; Minimal Impacts to North Florida

By on July 1st, 2014

Invest 91 was classified as a Tropical Depression last night in the National Hurricane Center’s 11pm advisory and the system sits only 80 miles east of Vero Beach. Our season’s first depression will likely become Tropical Storm Arthur later today … Continue reading

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Low Rain Chances in Gainesville for Start of the Week

By on June 30th, 2014

Dry air circulating on the north side of a low pressure system off the coast of Florida will allow for dry and hot conditions for the start of the work week. The greatest rain chances on Monday will be near … Continue reading

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Drying Out in Gainesville Tuesday Evening

By on June 24th, 2014

Dry air in the mid-levels of the atmosphere led to lower coverage of the shower and thunderstorms activity today, but it just happened to be Gainesville’s day to get hit. All of the activity has shifted off to the east … Continue reading

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Rain Chances Down, Heat Builds Midweek

By on June 23rd, 2014

High pressure will be increasing winds out of the Gulf starting on Tuesday. This will push the Gulf sea breeze well inland and send the greatest rain chances east of the I-75 corridor and Gainesville. This will allow for clearer … Continue reading

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Triple Digit Heat Index Ahead of Showers and Thunderstorms Monday Afternoon

By on June 9th, 2014

A dry start to Monday will allow temperatures to soar… and the heat index. Not only will high temperatures be above 90°, the heat index will be in the triple digits. It will likely be the first time this year the … Continue reading

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