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Chance for Afternoon Thunderstorms Wednesday

Wednesday: Partly sunny with spotty afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High near 90. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a low around 74. Thursday: Drying out with only a low chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High near 91.

Large smoke plume seen in Jacksonville from nearby West Mims wildfire in the Okeevenokee National Forest. Courtesy of Randy Hall (Facebook).

Conditions Worsen for Spread of Fires in North Florida

Conditions are favorable for the rapid spread of wildfires across North Florida this weekend.  On Saturday, a Red Flag Warning was issued for multiple counties on Saturday. Locations under the warning include Suwannee, Columbia, Baker, Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Gilchrist, Putnam, and Marion counties.   Large brush fire in Alachua county north of the city of Gainesville multiple units on scene...

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Wind Advisory in Effect for North Florida

Expect sustained winds 15 – 25 mph with frequent gusts up to 40 mph Be cautious of weak tree limbs that could break and fall Use caution while driving A Wind Advisory is in effect for all of North Florida until 6 pm. There is a large difference in pressures between the strengthening area of low pressure that moved through...

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Strong Storms Possible Thursday Afternoon

Strong storms possible from 2pm Thursday to 2 am Friday Main threats will be damaging winds up to 60 mph An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out A late season, strong cold front is set to arrive to North Florida Thursday. Unlike the front that moved through earlier this week, this front is stronger and will bring with it a...

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Freeze Warnings Tonight for All of North Florida

Paybacks are…well, frigid.  The past three months have been the warmest in Gainesville since 1960, according to The Southeast Regional Climate Center. However, a record low is likely to be shattered for March 16th in Gainesville as temperatures drop to their coldest readings since early January.   Under clear skies and a persistent north breeze, the stage is set for record cold Wednesday night....

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Record Cold, Freezing Temperatures Likely Wednesday Night

  Paybacks are…well, frigid.  The past three months have been the warmest in Gainesville since 1960, according to The Southeast Regional Climate Center. The next three mornings will be the coldest since early January. One morning, in particular, will likely rewrite the record books. The chill begins Wednesday morning. Literally. “Feels like” temps will likely dip below freezing, thanks to a brisk...

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Shocking Temperature Drop Expected Thursday

Temperatures could be more than 25 degrees colder Thursday afternoon in Gainesville, compared to the same time the day before. Meteorological spring kicked off with record-tying temperatures Wednesday…   Today's high of 87° in #Gainesville tied the old record for March 1st, set in 1997. Average for this date is 72°. pic.twitter.com/RjWWPzWlTF — UF Weather (@UFWeather) March 2, 2017  ...

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Frost Advisory for All of Inland North Florida Tuesday Morning

A Frost Advisory has been issued for all of  inland North Florida from 3 am to 8 am Tuesday morning. Clear skies, light winds, and a cool, dry air mass will allow temperatures to fall to near freezing overnight. This set-up makes frost likely, especially in rural areas across inland North Florida. This is not an unusual occurrence for late January....

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Longest Cold Snap of the Winter Arrives Friday

Winter is making a comeback this weekend. It won’t be the coldest air this season, but it will likely last the longest.  Five straight days of below-average temperatures will follow the cold front that moved through Thursday.  Even though a freeze is not expected, there will be several nights with temperatures dipping into the 30’s. The front was already making an...