Cooler, drier air rolling through this week


Members of the Theta Chi fraternity dance during a performance in the Anchor Man Pageant at Anchorsplash 2012 at Flavet Field on the UF campus in Gainesville Sunday.

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Published: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 8:07 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 8:07 p.m.

A series of cold fronts traveling in from the northwest will drag some cooler and drier air into the Gainesville area this week.

“The main one should pass through Monday afternoon,” meteorologist Larry Struble said on Sunday evening.

Patchy fog is expected to roll in on Monday morning, leading to partly cloudy skies and a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

High temperatures will reach the mid-80s and lows will drop to the mid-60s Monday night. Showers may start up again after midnight.

Partly cloudy skies are also expected on Tuesday. Rain chances are low with a 20 percent chance predicted. Temperatures are likely to drop slightly on Tuesday night to the low 60s.

From Wednesday to Sunday, partly cloudy skies will continue with no showers in sight. Highs will stay in the mid-80s and lows in the mid-60s for the remainder of the week.

While temperatures will not decline dramatically this week, the decline in relative humidity should make a noticeable difference, Struble said.

The National Weather Service issues the official forecast for Alachua County and surrounding areas. The Sun uses AccuWeather forecasts on its weather page, which are sometimes different than official weather service predictions.

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