It’s going to be a little bit cooler than the day before -- but still plenty hot -- in the metro-east Thursday.
The high will reach 94 with a heat index of 102, according to the National Weather Service. That’s three degrees cooler than the high of 97 the day before but seven degrees warmer than the average high of 87 for this time of year in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
The record high for June 30 in the area is 101 set in 1930.
There is no heat advisory in effect because the heat index will fall just short of the 105 degree threshold required for that to happen.
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There is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Otherwise, skies will be mostly sunny.
It will be partly cloudy Thursday night with a low of 67.
The high will be closer to normal Friday, reaching 89 under mostly sunny skies.
There is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms Friday night, when the low will be 71.
It could be a stormy start to the weekend. There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms Saturday. Otherwise, skies will be mostly cloudy with a high of 91.
The chance of wet weather will decrease to 20 percent Saturday night, when the low will be 74.
There is a 30 percent chance of storms Sunday, when the high will be 94.
Sunday night, there is a 20 percent chance of storms with a low of 74.