Gainesville Weather Forecast: Heavy rain, strong storms likely Wednesday

The FOX 35 Storm Team is tracking a cold front moving across the southeast. Dixie, Levy, Gilchrist, Alachua, Citrus and Marion counties will see a rise in shower activity and isolated storms could begin Wednesday around 4 and 5 p.m.

The region is under a Level 1, possible, risk for strong storms. The main weather threats will be heavy rain, frequent lightning and gusty wind at times. 


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The severe weather risk Wednesday remains primarily over north Florida and much of Georgia as the lion's share of energy locks up in those areas. 

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This front will sweep across the Florida peninsula overnight. There is a chance for a few lingering showers into the early morning hours on Thursday and then much cooler air arrives on Friday and into the weekend. 

Afternoon highs will reach the mid-60s on Friday and wake up temperatures on Saturday in the low-40s.