July was really wet. In some parts of Central Florida it was record setting rain. The Ocala Marion County area is really huge, as big as Rhode Island, so rain fall varied. At my house in the SW I had to drain my pool 3 or 4 times to keep it from over flowing.
August is the beginning of hurricane season. The ocean temperatures have heated up enough by then to fuel hurricanes. Peak of the season is September 11 according to the weather lady I watched on TV yesterday. The season ends by early November.
Ocala is probably the least likely city in Florida to get hit by a hurricane. That is reflected by much lower property insurance costs than south Florida or along the coasts. The closest one ever came was in the 1968 when Gladys crossed the state.