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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Highs to push in mid-90s with a heat index around 101-103

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The hot weather continues for your Tuesday. We’re starting this morning warm and muggy with temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s. Most will be dry, but a stray rain shower is possible for the morning drive. 

We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds this morning, but the trend should be for any cloud cover to thin with time. Temperatures will warm quickly with a fair amount of sunshine for the mid/late morning. Highs will push into the mid-90s with a heat index around 101-103. 

Even though today is not a First Alert Weather Day, you still need to take heat precautions such drinking plenty of water and taking more frequent breaks in the shade or AC. 

Isolated storms should develop with the afternoon heat, and some could be strong. Any stormy weather should fade as sun sets with partly cloudy skies overnight.

Clouds will increase on Wednesday as our weather pattern begins to change. The latter half of the week should feature more cloud cover as well as a higher chance for rain. 

Highs Wednesday should still be in the lower 90s, but we should see more numerous storms develop during the afternoon compared to today or yesterday. 

The chance for some much needed rainfall looks to be highest from Thu-Sat. The additional clouds should also help keep temperatures cooler.  Highs may be limited to the upper 80s to near 90° for a few days. 

While it doesn't look like we’ll have any rain that lasts all day, there could be some extended delays in outdoor plans late this week and into the weekend due to rain and lightning.  Keep checking back for updates.

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