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Sizzling Heat And Afternoon Storms For Florida

Wednesday features lots of sun and dangerous heat from noon to about 6 pm.  A few afternoon storms will develop in the interior and could make their way into portions of the east coast metro area.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid 90s, but it will feel about 10 degrees hotter, so stay out of the sun and drink plenty of water.

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Thursday will be another day of hot sun. Some storms will pop up in the interior and weatern parts of the east coast metro area.  Thursday’s highs will be in the low to mid 90s.

Friday will feature mostly sunny skies and the chance of a few showers and storms in spots.  Friday’s highs will be in the low to mid 90s.

The Fourth of July will bring mostly sunny skies to the Gulf coast and a mix of sun and clouds elsewhere.  Look for some storms to develop in the mid to late afternoon.  Saturday’s highs will be mostly in the mid 90s.

Sunday’s forecast calls for good sun to start, followed by widespread showers and storms.  Highs on Sunday will be mostly in the low 90s.

In the tropics, the low off the North Carolina coast is not expected to develop, and it’s quiet elsewhere.

Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.