Front to pass through early in week, give way to sunshine

Published: Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9:06 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9:06 p.m.

Cloudy skies early on Monday will turn into rain and possible thunderstorms overnight as a front passes through North Central Florida.

Rain will continue into Tuesday and there is a risk of severe storms and heavy rainfall and possible flooding, according to the National Weather Service in Jacksonville.

Showers and westerly winds of 7 to 17 mph will taper off Tuesday into the night. The high will be near 77 and low around 49.

The cold front could bring damaging wind gusts and rainfall of 1-2 inches with higher amounts possible in some areas.

Wednesday is expected to be sunny with a high of around 72, dropping to 46 in clear skies overnight.

The rest of the week is expected to be clear and sunny with lows in the low 50s and highs approaching 80.

The NWS reports that minor flooding continues along the Santa Fe River basin, and the expected rainfall early in the week could impact river levels.

Small craft advisory conditions are likely on Monday and Tuesday, the NWS said.

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