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Only a Few Drops to Dodge This Weekend

March 18, 2015

Another beautiful weekend for North Florida is on the way, and luckily rain showers remain out of the forecast until Sunday evening.


Showers remain out of the forecast through Sunday, when a Gulf system is likely to bring unsettled weather for the beginning of the work week.

Friday may mark the 11th day in a row with temperatures at or above 80° in Gainesville. Unlike this afternoon, as rain showers move in, abundant sunshine returns for Friday afternoon. Skies remain relatively clear Saturday morning, with only a few clouds moving in during the afternoon. The lack of clouds and the winds coming from the southwest will keep temperatures in the 80's again Saturday afternoon. Most of the area will remain dry Saturday, but a coastal shower or two cannot be ruled out in the afternoon.


Clouds likely increase Sunday as a low pressure center moves towards the area from the west, but North Florida is likely to remain dry through the afternoon. Another day Sunday but temperatures will struggle to hit 80 that afternoon. Low pressure will continue to move closer towards the area during the evening, and may help to spark some showers Sunday night. Model data is showing shower activity possible throughout the day on Monday with greater and more widespread activity in the afternoon. You will need your umbrella for the beginning of the work week.


Sources include nearest National Weather Service office, National Hurricane Center, and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (@FloridaStorms).
Sources include nearby emergency management agencies, FEMA, and your local NPR affiliate. 
Sources include the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Highway Patrol and other nearby traffic information.

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