Today's weather wasn't that exciting in Gainesville today since with was sunny, hot, then cloudy towards the end with maybe a drop or two of rain. Most of the action was off to the southwest affecting parts of west central Florida. However, there is a east-to-west line of storms in south Georgia and north Florida (entering Baker and Columbia counties). I am not sure if it will reach Alachua this evening since it might make more of a southwest direction or fizzle out. NWS-JAX made a remark on this "supercell thunderstorm" and said it should be through the "southwest portion of the forecast area by midnight" (if it holds). See radar from 8:48 p.m. below.
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Thursday looks a little different with a better chance for storms. The NWS is expecting a lingering shortwave trough to push across the area and could enhance thunderstorm development. NWS-JAX is keeping rain chances at 40 percent. At the mid to upper levels, we will still be under the influence of the ridge and will continue to get a northerly flow. The Storm Prediction Center has Florida under a general thunderstorm risk for Thursday, not severe.
Tonight, partly cloudy with a chance of a storm (the one shown on the radar image above). Expect the morning low near 74. For Thursday, partly cloudy, hot as usual with a chance of showers and storms and a high near 94. Any storms we get will be coming from the north.