Tropical storm off coast could send more rain to region
Published: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.
Temperatures are expected to dip this week, though showers and thunderstorms will continue to pop up around the region in the afternoon as Tropical Storm Cristobal moves north along the Atlantic Coast.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is likely after 7 a.m. Monday and Tuesday in Alachua County and surrounding areas, according to the National Weather Service in Jacksonville.
Rain chances will decrease to around 30 percent in the evening. Temperatures will range from a high of 87 to a low of 71.
There will be a risk of rip currents and storms along the coast as Cristobal moves north well offshore. High pressure will build along the coast and scattered storms could move in off the Atlantic with gusty winds and heavy rainfall, the NWS said.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 89 degrees and a slight chance of rain at night as partly cloudy skies move into the area. Lows will dip to 70 degrees.
Thursday and Friday will bring a 20 percent chance of rain throughout the day. Temperature highs will be in the low 90s while lows will stay in the low 70s.
Rain chances will increase on Saturday, with a 40 percent chance expected.
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