Here comes typical summer pattern: Heat, humidity, rain


Ethan Kelly, a rising UF senior and president of the Organic Sustainable Agricultural Club on campus, works to laying moss on the ground around the plants in the clubs plot at the Organic Student Garden on the UF campus , in Gainesville on Sunday.

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Published: Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 9:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 9:05 p.m.

Elevated temperatures and afternoon thunderstorms are predicted every day this week, marking the beginning of the typical Florida weather pattern.

“We are starting to get into that summertime pattern where we see scattered thunderstorms each day,” National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Shuler said.

Today will be slightly cooler than the rest of the week as thunderstorms are predicted to come earlier in the day, cutting the midday humidity. A 50 percent chance of thunderstorms is predicted for the early afternoon, with temperatures reaching the mid-80’s.

Tuesday through Thursday will likely bring a 40 percent chance of late afternoon thunderstorms. High temperatures will reach the high-80’s, with lows in the mid- to high-60’s throughout the week.

Shuler said the weekend will be warm, but less thunderstorm activity is predicted. Temperatures will continue to reach the high-80s alongside a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms Friday through Sunday.

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