Forecast: Hot and humid, then cooler by Friday

Source Jill Gilardi  WBRC

As you monitor the wet weather on your app, the general direction will remain east to west through this evening. Chance of rain and a few thunderstorms 30%.

Temperatures are expected to reach the century mark the next three days before relief arrives this weekend, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

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Tornadoes are possible but the risk is low, the NWS said. Highs around 92 feeling like 100-105. South wind 5 to 11 miles per hour.

Thursday's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of 85 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m.

Tonight, temperatures drop to the low 60s under partly cloudy conditions. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Cloudy with a high near 89. South winds 5 to 15 miles per hour.

Thunderstorms are expected throughout the day Wednesday, which is the first day of school in Manatee County, and summer afternoon showers with gusty winds and potentially deadly lightning strikes will continue over the next six days. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. North northwest wind around 5 miles per hour. That means the threat for showers and storms Sunday and perhaps into Monday as well.

A cold front will start to drift into the valley by Friday evening, bringing greater chance of showers and thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Sunday night will be cloudy with lows in the low 70s.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 99.