Today's weather forecast: Hot, cloudy, chance of rain and storms in afternoon

The heat index today will fall just shy of 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Expect partly cloudy skies with an actual high temperature near 96 and about a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after 2 p.m.

The low tonight will be around 74.

Tuesday also brings about a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Expect cloudy skies, a high near 93 and heat index values as high as 99.

Night time lows Tuesday will be in the mid 70s.

Cloudy skies are expected to stick around into Wednesday, but the chance of rain will drop to around 20 percent. Look for a high near 95.

Wednesday night's low will be around 74.