Expect a warm weekend


Published: Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:58 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:58 a.m.

After a record setting high temperature Wednesday, the warmth will remain today along with plenty of sun, according to the National Weather Service.

Gainesville reached 84 degrees, besting the Leap Year mark of 83 set in 1948. Today’s high is forecast to be 82 degrees and the temperature climb will kick in once the morning fog burns off.

Today: Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a west wind between 6 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Areas of fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind between 4 and 7 mph becoming calm.

Friday: Areas of fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a calm wind becoming south between 13 and 16 mph.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind between 7 and 10 mph.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Windy, with a southwest wind 8 to 11 mph increasing to between 18 and 21 mph. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.

Saturday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10 a.m and 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

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