Charles E. Roop giving his own forecasts, weather discussions, photos and adventures for the Starkville, MS area, Florida, and beyond.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Forecast for Thursday 06.18.2009

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.

Source: weathertap.com / TapPublishing

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.

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