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First Alert Forecast: Typical mid-summer heat, humidity likely to continue

A summer high pressure system will bring heat and isolated thunderstorms through late week. A cold front will approach the area and then stall late in the weekend and early next week. With it: a higher coverage of showers and storms.

THURSDAY FORECAST: Expect partly sunny and hazy skies. Temperatures will reach the upper 80s and low 90s and heat index values could top 100. Chance of a shower or thunderstorm: near 20 or 30%.

EXTENDED FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Friday and Saturday will likely be much like Thursday. Temperatures may get marginally cooler (upper 80s) for daily highs late in the weekend into early next week and thunderstorm chances will climb to 40 - 50% levels then too.

TROPICS: New tropical storm development is not expected in the Atlantic Basin - including the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico - into Thursday.

First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.

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