Today we are approaching the hottest day of the week as temperatures soar into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

In addition to the heat, it will be humid and a bit on the windy side. Winds will be out of the south as they have been for several days and will gust near 30 mph.

By the evening hours, a strong cold front will move across the area and thunderstorms will develop. A few storms could become strong or severe with the greatest threat being strong winds to 60 mph.

Behind the front that brings that chance for thunderstorms, the air temperatures will be cooler and less humid.

Once showers exit the region Friday morning, high temperatures will be in the upper 70s to low 80s.

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The front will become stationary just to our south, and that means a couple rounds of showers and thunderstorms in the evening hours of both Saturday and Sunday with sunshine during the day.