AccuWeather: Sizzling Start to The Holiday Weekend

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- TODAY: The heat returns full-force with the high reaching 97, making this the hottest day so far this year. It will be only slightly humid. While most areas stay dry, there could be a spotty thunderstorm later this evening and The Storm Prediction Center warns an isolated storm can be severe with heavy downpours and gusty winds.

SATURDAY (FOURTH OF JULY): The heat backs off for just one day! It's not as hot with partly sunny skies and a high of 87. A spotty shower or thunderstorm can't be ruled out.

SUNDAY: We heat up again with partly sunny skies and a high of 90.

MONDAY: Sunshine mixes with some clouds and there's a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm. High: 92.

TUESDAY: Look for another partly sunny day. Another isolated shower or thunderstorm is not out of the question. High: 92.

WEDNESDAY: It's hot and humid with a spotty storm possible and a high of 93.

THURSDAY: Clouds mix with sunshine. It's still hot, with a high of 92.

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