Friday started off as a very nice day with partly cloudy skies and it wasn't too humid outside. Things wouldn't stay this nice. At around 4 p.m., NWS-Jacksonville radar showed a seabreeze front coming from the east, an outflow boundary coming from the north and a line of showers and storms creeping from the south. I started to think of the possibility of heavy rain coming to Gainesville. Sure enough, by 6 p.m., the rain started to fall. At around 6:15, the sky opened up.
By the way, photos of the flooding and sunset are up on my photo/general blog.
The weather will change a little starting Saturday. NWS-JAX is expecting most of the weather to remain inland due to diurnal heating inland and seabreeze interactions. It seems that any synoptic forces will not come into play for the NWS-JAX service area. HPC short term forecast maps show a stationary front to the south. JAX is calling for a slim chance of rain (30 percent). GFS and NAM guidance show very light precip over the peninsula Saturday.
For tonight, clearing skies with a chance of fog and a morning low near 68. On Saturday, expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and storms. Expect a high near 89.