Moderate weather expected to help ease swollen rivers


Published: Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 7:08 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 7:08 p.m.

Patchy fog is expected over the Gainesville region Monday morning, but it will burn off and the day will be sunny with a high near 90 degrees, with calm winds in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday night is expected to be clear with a low around 69. Rain chances will remain moderate early in the week.

Meanwhile, the remnants of recent heavy rains continue to linger in the region.

A flood warning is in effect on the Santa Fe River at Three Rivers Estates in Gilchrist County, according to the NWS. The river is above flood stage and is falling after cresting near 21 feet, and officials said it should fall below flood stage by Thursday.

Idle speed/no wake restrictions are being enforced by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on the Suwannee River between County Road 340 (Rock Bluff) and one mile below the Fowler's Bluff ramp, and on the Santa Fe River from O'Leno Park to the Suwannee confluence.

Tuesday should be sunny, with a high temperature near 88. There is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, and it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Rain chances will increase on Wednesday as an upper-level disturbance crosses Northeast Florida.

Thursday into the weekend rain chances will progressively increase with isolated storms growing in intensity as they move inland during the afternoons and evenings.

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