Update 7 pm: Showers have developed near Gainesville and points north, with a few pockets of heavy rain noted on Storm Track Radar. The cells are moving very slowly, but should gradually drift north of campus by 7:30. There is a small chance a few more showers will develop, but it is unlikely that they would be heavy or produce lightning.
Storm Track Radar
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– Rain chances are elevated through the evening
– There will be periods of dry time, though
– Uncertainty is high on conditions at kickoff
HOUR-BY-HOUR AT UF
Hurricane Hermine is long gone, but the tropical moisture is still around. Numerous showers and a few thunderstorms are expected Saturday afternoon, but it’s difficult to say when they might wind down Saturday evening. It all depends on how unstable the atmosphere becomes before sunset.
A large area of cloud cover and light rain was seen on Storm Track Radar moving across the peninsula midday, and this was limiting daytime heating and instability. At 1 pm, the temperature on campus was only 79º.
— Jeff Huffman (@HuffmanHeadsUp) September 3, 2016
Latest forecast data suggests a round of showers and thunderstorms is likely to develop in Alachua County in the late afternoon hours, but that it will also be tapering off by early evening. The challenge is that any type of remaining instability could trigger new showers or thunderstorms through the evening hours.
This is literally a “game time” decision today and we will update our UF Weather Twitter and Facebook accounts often, along with providing updates on this post.
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