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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Forecast for Thursday 06.04.2009

Gainesville got hit twice with rain today (once in the mid afternoon and again this evening). However, the weather for Thursday looks a little wetter.

Currently, there are a few light showers across north Florida, including one batch of light rain in Dunnellon and Rainbow Lakes Estates. All activity is moving towards the north. Since there's no more daytime heating, I expect these to rain themselves out.

An area of low pressure associated with a front near Louisiana is expected to keep moving west as well as a trough ahead of it in the Gulf of Mexico. Deep southerly flow will continue to pump moisture to Florida, which will keep rain chances high. There could be a chance of a strong storm, but that depends on how much daytime heating there is. HPC QPFs show rainfall rates for Thursday to be no more than an inch.

GFS shows precip over the area Thursday morning, but the NAM is calling for the heaviest at the same time.

For tonight, skies should be mostly cloudy with a stray shower possible. Expect a morning low of 67. Showers and a few storms are likely Thursday with a high near 82. Rain is possible in the morning, so be ready before you walk out the door to class or work.

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