Thunderstorms, high temps will linger this week

Published: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 5:18 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 5:18 p.m.

Scattered thunderstorms are in the forecast every afternoon this week in North Florida, though mornings are expected to be partly cloudy with a high chance of sunshine.

Weekly temperatures in the Alachua-Marion county area will range from the low 90s to the low 70s at night, according to the National Weather Service in Jacksonville.

Today there will be a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. A 50 percent chance of showers is expected before midnight.

Rain chances will elevate to 50 percent on Tuesday, with storms expected mainly in the afternoon. Storms are also expected in the evening, with a 40 percent chance of rain before midnight.

From Wednesday to Friday night, rain chances are expected to dip to 30 percent through the daytime and into the evening.

By Saturday, expect a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny skies are likely when the rain subsides.

Gusty winds and hail are possible during the afternoon storms, the NWS said. There will also be an increased risk of rip currents this week as Tropical Storm Bertha passes well offshore.

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