FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Plenty of sunshine with temperatures nearing 90°

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Plenty of sunshine with temperatures nearing 90°

(WAFF) - Once again we're starting the day with readings in the upper 60s and lower 70s for the most part. We'll see plenty of sunshine this morning, and temperatures will warm up quickly. Look for readings near 90° by the lunch hour with highs pushing into the mid-90s later this afternoon.

With the humidity factored in, it will feel more like 100° for a few hours. An isolated storm may develop this afternoon, but many will end up staying dry. Even though the storm chance is low, any storm that does pop up could become strong with frequent lightning, heavy rain, and gusty winds.

Skies should be clearing for this evening and we'll be dry overnight. Lows should dip into the lower 70s.

Thursday brings more of the same, although we may see more cloud cover during the afternoon hours. Highs should still be into the mid-90s with a heat index near the century mark.

Our rain chance starts to climb Friday as a cold front nears the Valley from the north. We should see a fair amount of sun early in the day, but clouds will increase with time.

Showers and storms become likely as we head into Friday evening. That higher rain chance continues into the weekend. While the weekend won't be a washout, scattered storms should be more numerous through the first half of Saturday.

Storms should not be as widespread by Sunday. Highs this weekend should stay close to 90° due to the clouds and expected rain. As we start the next work week, we should see more sunshine as well as a lower chance of rain. The heat begins to build with the mid-90s for highs early next week.