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

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Forecast for Thursday 07.02.2009

It didn't rain today! I was slightly surprised not to see rain this morning. Rain seemed to be over Marion County southward to Tampa Bay where enormous amounts of rain fell.

Right now, infrared satellite imagery shows warm cloud tops over the Gainesville area. Radar shows most of the rain over south Florida with the heaviest over Broward and extreme northern Miami-Dade counties. IR SAT shows convection dying down over south Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. However, things should heat up. Dr. Steve Lyons from The Weather Channel notes a shortwave trough in the western gulf that will race through the area Thursday and it should heighten chances of rain. Also, the band of moisture is expected to slide back to the north towards the area. There will be some sun expected and diurnal heating could add fuel to the fire and create scattered showers and storms. NWS-JAX says that some could be strong with some gusty microbursts possible with an isolated severe storm. NWS-JAX is calling for a 50-50 shot of rain in Gainesville on Thursday. Keep an eye on my Twitter feed tomorrow for the latest weather info.

For tonight, mostly cloudy with a slim chance of rain and a low near 72. For Thursday, partly cloudy with a chance of showers and storms. Expect a high near 93.

Tomorrow night, I will give a sneak peak to the Independence Day holiday.

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