I know, I know, it has been a while since my last forecast. Okay, a long while. I've been neglectful towards this blog. Now, I have a desire to make sure I do my forecasts for the Gainesville, Fla. area on a more frequent basis. I know I am not going to be able to do one every night, but I should be able to do one as much as possible. And the new school year at UF is a great way to start it.
Currently, a rare summer cold front (which helped steer Hurricane Bill away from the United States) has pushed south over the area. The 8 p.m. EDT (0 Z) surface analysis shows the front boundary draped from Daytona Beach southwest to near Sarasota. Dewpoints in the area have dropped to the 60s, which makes the outdoors feel much more comfortable. It's already 73 degrees at Gainesville Regional Airport and temps could get lower tonight.
The warm, less moist trend should continue tomorrow with NWS-JAX only calling for a 10 percent chance of rain. Things might change come Tuesday as normal conditions resume (more on that Monday night).
For tonight, mostly clear skies with a morning low near 66. On Monday, expect partly cloudy skies with a high near 91.
It's good to be back forecasting. Catch you Monday night. Spread the word!