It rained a little earlier than expected today, but it kept coming on and off this afternoon. The UF campus was hit at least three times by isolated thunderstorms with heavy rain at times. It could be the same song and dance Friday.
An upper-level trough will help a cold front slowly push towards our area. This will heighten rain chances for Friday. The GFS and NAM models show "blobs" of precipitation in and around our area, but don't pick up the front very clearly. Still, surface forecasts from the HPC show the front getting as close as Lake City and Live Oak around 8 a.m. Saturday.
For tonight, partly cloudy skies are expected with a morning low near 71. Friday, expect partly cloudy skies in the morning with a good chance of showers and storms during the afternoon (possibly late morning). I'm calling for a high near 88.
The weather looks a little nicer this weekend as the front hangs to our south. The temps will be near average, but it should feel a little less humid. More forecast details tomorrow night.