October is a transition month weather wise here in Ocala. The first half is still hot and humid with temperatures in the high 80’s and even low 90’s. Towards the end of the month the dry air comes back and the temperatures go down into the low 80’s.
Hurricane Mathew is in the Caribbean and heading up the coast. Being in the center of the state the Ocala area will get heavy rain and some wind. I will update this post after Mathew passes.
Hurricane Mathew Update : There was minor damage, downed trees and power outages in the eastern parts of Marion County. Here in the SW area off SR 200 where I live and many of the retirement communities are located we got lite winds and a little rain. Summer thunderstorms are much worse. I had just moved to Ocala in 2004 when 4 hurricanes hit Florida. In the SW area we had a lot of rain and some trees got knocked down. I never even lost my power. Fear of hurricanes was a major reason I personally decided to move to Ocala.