If setting the clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time has become one of the early signs of spring, another is likely to be close behind as temperatures in the Gainesville area are forecast to be pushing 80 degrees by midweek.
A high of 79 is forecast for Wednesday. The forecast for the week calls for highs in the 70s and lows in the mid-50s.
A 30 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms is predicted for today, declining to a 10 percent chance tonight, with a high of 73 and a low of 55 forecast.
Wednesday, when the mercury is forecast to bump against the 80-degree mark, is expected to be partly cloudy with a low of 55.
The isolated showers and thunderstorms are forecast to return on Thursday night, with a high of 76 during the day and a low of 56 predicted.
The weekend is expected to bring a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on both Friday and Saturday.
The predicted high for both days is 73, with a low of 55 forecast for Friday, increasing to 57 for Saturday.