Rising temperatures and rain headed our way this week

UF student Emma Roulette, right, leads a yoga session with her friends and fellow UF students from left to right, Connor McCullough, James Newton and Michael Horvath at the University Gardens on the UF campus in Gainesville Sunday. Roulette usually does yoga at the gardens every Sunday and invites friends to join her.

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Published: Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 9:39 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 9:39 p.m.

Warm and wet weather is forecast this week for Alachua County and the surrounding region.

This morning there will be a 60 percent chance of rain with increasing clouds and a high of 77 degrees, said Angie Enyedi, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jacksonville. Tonight and Tuesday morning will have areas of fog after 3 a.m. and before 9 a.m.

“All week there are off-and-on chances of rain,” Enyedi said. “With the thunderstorms in the area and the cold front, there’s a chance of strong winds in the area (today).”

Tuesday will have a high of 82 degrees and a low of 54 degrees. Wednesday will have similar temperatures to Tuesday, but chances of rain will increase from 20 percent Wednesday morning to 40 percent by the night, she said.

Thursday and Friday are expected to have similar temperatures with highs in the mid-70s and lows in the mid to upper 50s. On Thursday, the chance of rain will be 60 percent, but that will decrease to 50 percent on Friday, Enyedi said.

The chance of rain will continue to decrease throughout the weekend, with Saturday having a 20 percent chance of showers. Both days will have temperatures with highs in the high 70s and lows in the mid-50s, she said.

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