– Dry and comfortable to start the week
– Heating up midweek, but humidity stays relatively low
– Very low rain chances periodically until early next week
The next ten days will be warm, but that’s nothing unusual for this time of year. After all, our average daytime high is nearing the middle 80’s. It’s also typically quite dry this time of year, as April rainfall only averages 2.67 inches in Gainesville. Right on cue, our latest 10-Day Outlook is also mostly dry.
Temperatures will climb slightly above normal and rain chances will stay low through the end of the week. A strong ridge of high pressure in the western Atlantic will be to thank for the nice stretch of early summer-like warmth, pushing back against any cold fronts that try to move in from the west. Dry air in the lower levels of the atmosphere will also keep the humidity rather low, making for very comfortable mornings and evenings with nighttime temperatures falling into the lower 60’s.
The warm temperatures over land will interact with the cooler nearby waters to produce sea breeze clouds each and ever afternoon that could briefly grow into a spotty shower or thunderstorm in the early evening hours. Those chances are highest near the I-75 corridor on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, nothing widespread or long lasting is expected all week.
The warmth will continue into the weekend, but we will be closely watching a couple of weather systems to our north and west. It will be a very stormy week in the Central U.S., and it’s possible that one of the cold fronts triggering the active weather will make it close enough to North Florida to spark a few more thunderstorms Friday or Saturday. Generally, though, we do not anticipate widespread rain or thunderstorms until early next week (May 2-3) when the one of those weather systems will likely be strong enough to move this far south.
Until then, get outside and enjoy this early summer sun!