Sunny, clear Wednesday before hot Thursday, rain chance Friday & Saturday

WHAT'S NEW: Beautiful Wednesday, then a Heat Alert for Thursday, with heat index values near 100 degrees. Storms are possible Thursday evening. 
WHAT'S NEXT: Best chance for rain is Friday and Saturday. 
Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Alex Calamia says Wednesday will be sunny with low humidity, but it will be followed by a sweltering Thursday. 

WEDNESDAY: Sunny, lower humidity, highs around 89 degrees.  Lows around 73.

THURSDAY: Sun and some clouds. Hot and humid. Highs around 96 degrees and feeling like 100 in spots. Storms are possible in the evening, especially north and west. 

FRIDAY: A slow-moving cold front may bring periods of rain and a few thunderstorms. Localized flooding is possible. Otherwise, hot and humid. Potentially reaching heat alert criteria, which is 95-degree heat index values or higher. Highs around 90 and humid. Lows around 73. 

SATURDAY: Partly sunny -- A few showers and a thunderstorm possible. Highs around 86. Lows around 73. 

SUNDAY: Partly sunny. Slight chance for a shower or storm. Highs around 88. Lows around 74.