New week, same weather

Karen Keroack, left, paints with her friend Chris Houston, right, in the yard of the historic Thomas Center in Gainesville Sunday July 7, 2013. Houston and Keroack, admitted "beginner painters," have been work friends for more than 20 years and in February of this year decided to find something to spend more time together and be creative. So they took a painting class and have been painting at local parks since.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer
Published: Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 7:13 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 7:13 p.m.

Afternoon showers and storms are expected each day this week, and storm chances will increase midweek in Alachua County.

A 20 percent chance of afternoon showers is expected today and Tuesday. Storms chances will reach 30 percent Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain chances will increase to 40 percent on Wednesday and drop back to 30 percent Wednesday night. A 50 percent chance of storms will surface on Thursday and will remain into the weekend. Storm chances will drop to 40 percent each night.

Temperatures will range from 70 to 90 degrees all week.

Meteorologists are watching the tropics as a strong tropical wave begins to form. National Weather Service meteorologist Phil Peterson said the storm has a 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone, but it is too early to determine which way it will travel.

“We’ll have to continue to watch it. It’s not an immediate concern to anyone in the area,” Peterson said.

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