Updates on major weather events, storm chases and forecasts for the North Florida region, all summed up and reported from the perspective of Chani Morris.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Great weekend on the way for North Florida!

Florida had one helluva weekend, and I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I got wet from weather... But seriously, we got some much needed, wide-spread rain, thanks to an interesting little burst of energy that was basically a tropical-like disturbance. Rain totals were well over 10 inches south of Cape Canaveral, and closer to home we got 2-5 inches around Alachua County. 

Low made landfall near Cape Canaveral and moved to NW, with the center passing west of Gainesville by about 40 miles.

Note: Ocala and Trenton received over six inches due to the center of the low moving almost directly overhead.

Now that the system has moved north of us, we'll be saying goodbye to those rain chances. Today we could see a few pop-ups, but we're about to get a clean sweep of dry air as a surface high pressure moves into the SE from the Mississippi valley. So basically, this weekend is going to be ideal for anything you could possibly want to do outdoors. The winds are going to die down as well, so the beach is definitely going to be a hot spot through the late week and early weekend. 

Have a great Tuesday!


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