Temperatures could hit 100 for fourth day in a row

Temperatures could hit 100 degrees for the fourth straight day Wednesday, bringing little relief from this week's brutal heat wave. On Tuesday, the National Weather Service extended the excessive heat warning until 8 p.m. Friday, and temperatures are expected to be near 100 through Friday afternoon. The heat index could reach as high as 115 degrees every day for the rest of the work week.

Brief showers that moved through the area late Tuesday night could mean temperatures stay just below 100, according to 6News Chief Meteorologist Matt Elwell.

But because the rain was gone before sunrise, it would not affect temperatures much — if at all. Elwell said it's "very possible we'll hit triple digits for the fourth day in a row."

Elwell predicted a high of 99 degrees Wednesday. Tuesday's high was 102.

A cold front will likely bring relief this weekend, along with an increased chance for rain. Daytime highs will hover around 90 on Saturday and Sunday.

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