Scattered storms to continue throughout the week

Published: Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 4:52 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 4:52 p.m.

The heat and thunderstorms on Sunday were just a glimpse of the week ahead as the National Weather Service in Jacksonville predicts scattered rain storms and highs in the low 90s through Friday.

Sunday's storm brought lightening and rain to Gainesville, while southern Jacksonville received golf-ball-sized hail. The city of Alachua also reported high winds that downed trees in the area.

Meteorologist Scott Carroll said the storms this week likely won't have any impact on the dry conditions that have fueled drought and wildfires in North Central Florida.

"Localized places that get a storm that sits over them for a while, they may see some real local relief," Carroll said. "But more than likely it won't have any impact on (the drought)."

"The biggest threat in any of the storms is probably going to be ... localized flooding because (the storms) are really not moving," Carroll said. "Some places may get over two inches of rain out of this stuff."

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