Heat index could reach 98 today

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Temperatures today could top out at 93 with a heat index of 98, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

There is a very slight chance of showers this afternoon.

Hot and humid conditions will affect the area from Wednesday through the end of the week, the weather service said.

The heat index all week will be in the mid 90s to the lower 100s, according to the weather service.

The next chance for widespread storms will come Thursday or as early as Wednesday night, the weather service said.

Storms could be strong, but widespread severe weather is not yet anticipated, according to the weather service.

Today, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 93 and a heat index as high as 98, the weather service said. A calm wind will become south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 73 and a south southeast wind of 3 to7 mph, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be sunny with a high near 94 and a heat index as high as 99, the weather service said. A light south wind will increase to 6 to 11 mph in the morning.

Wednesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 74 and a south southeast wind of 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening, according to the weather service.

Thursday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 92 and a south wind of 3 to 5 mph, the weather service said. Between a quarter and half-inch of rain is possible.

Thursday night, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 72. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible.

Friday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., with a high near 91, the weather service said.

Friday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 71, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 92, the weather service said.

Saturday night, there is a 30 percent chance of storms and showers, with a low of 71, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be sunny with a high near 90, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 70, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 92, the weather service said.

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