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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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Hot and Possibly Stormy Week Ahead

By on June 29th, 2014

A ridge of high pressure in the Gulf of Mexico kept most areas of North Florida dry on Saturday and Sunday, but with the dry weather came a surge in heat indices. Heat indices for both Saturday and Sunday in North … Continue reading

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Less Rain, More Heat

By on June 25th, 2014

A developing upper level ridge has kept North Central Florida in a dry pattern today.  This high pressure will enable a drier but warmer pattern to continue through Saturday. A quick warm-up to the mid 90s and the lack of … 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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Most of Monday’s Rain Likely Midday

By on June 22nd, 2014

A stronger wind out of the west will send the Nature Coast sea breeze in much faster on Monday.  In fact, showers and a few thunderstorms could develop along it as early as 10am on Monday.  The rain and thunder … Continue reading

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Strong Storms Likely Near I-75 Friday Evening

By on June 20th, 2014

The atmosphere was sizzling Friday across north Florida, with temperatures reaching the lower 90′s and heat indices topping 100 in many locations.  A slower advancing sea breeze from both coasts has delayed the arrival of the typical afternoon showers and … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Triple Digit Heat to Turn Skies Turbulent by Evening

By on June 10th, 2014

UPDATE:  Possible sea breeze collision zone today is likely to be near US 301 and not until after 6pm.  A surge of deeper moisture from central and south Florida could aid in the redevelopment of showers and thunderstorms for many … Continue reading

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Recent Heavy Rain Likely Cause of Sinkhole in Alachua County

A large sinkhole opened in a field Monday near Newberry Road in Jonesville next to the Campus USA Credit Union.  Alachua County Environmental Protection Director Chris Bird said he heard the sinkhole may have opened up on a farm, but … Continue reading

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Update: Welcome Break in Rain and Humidity Starts Late Monday

UPDATE:  We’ve added a chance of showers to the forecast Monday, primarily between 10am and 3pm.  The front mentioned below has been pushing in a little slower than previous forecast data had suggested, and we likely will have one more … Continue reading

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