Forecast Details for Century, FL

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Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind 10 to 15 mph. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 58. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 55. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 83.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

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Weather Topic: What is Precipitation?

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Precipitation can refer to many different forms of water that may fall from clouds. Precipitation occurs after a cloud has become saturated to the point where its water particles are more dense than the air below the cloud.

In most cases, precipitation will reach the ground, but it is not uncommon for precipitation to evaporate before it reaches the earth's surface. When precipitation evaporates before it contacts the ground it is called Virga. Graupel, hail, sleet, rain, drizzle, and snow are forms of precipitation, but fog and mist are not considered precipitation because the water vapor which constitutes them isn't dense enough to fall to the ground.

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Weather Topic: What is Sleet?

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Sleet is a form of precipitation in which small ice pellets are the primary components. These ice pellets are smaller and more translucent than hailstones, and harder than graupel. Sleet is caused by specific atmospheric conditions and therefore typically doesn't last for extended periods of time.

The condition which leads to sleet formation requires a warmer body of air to be wedged in between two sub-freezing bodies of air. When snow falls through a warmer layer of air it melts, and as it falls through the next sub-freezing body of air it freezes again, forming ice pellets known as sleet. In some cases, water droplets don't have time to freeze before reaching the surface and the result is freezing rain.

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