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Heat wave ends, but hot, sticky temperatures linger with afternoon storms Friday

Heat wave ends, but hot, sticky temperatures linger with afternoon storms Friday. Sept. 7, 2018. (Eileen Whelan, ABC7)

The heat wave is over, but it's still going to be quite hot and humid Friday. High temperatures will top out in the mid to upper 80s, but with dew points remaining in the 70s, it will feel over 90 degrees at times. As a cold front continues to drop south across the region, showers and thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon and evening. With such high humidity, heavy rain could lead to isolated flash flooding.

You'll start to feel the cooler airmass Saturday morning with humidity levels and temperatures dropping through the day. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s to low 70s throughout the day.

Rain is looking most likely during the morning hours with only isolated shower chances through the afternoon and evening. Sunday will bring additional chances for rain and will be quite breezy with easterly winds gusting to 20 plus mph.

Temperatures climb back into the 80s with higher humidity early next week. Afternoon thunderstorms are possible each afternoon with a stalled front across the east coast. StormWatch7 will also monitor Florence closely. Florence is currently a tropical storm in the central Atlantic, but is expected to re-intensify Friday.

Guidance still brings Florence close to the U.S. east coast late next week, so stay updated with the forecast and track.

TODAY: Partly to mostly cloudy. Humid. 60% chance PM thunderstorms.

Highs: 84-89

Winds: NE 5-10 mph

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance showers and storms.

Lows: 66-72

Winds: E 5 mph to calm

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy and cooler. Chance of rain, especially in the morning.

Highs: 68-74

Winds: NE 5-10+ mph

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