The Fourth of July is heating up--and it's not just from the fireworks.
Forecasts show that temperatures will be on the rise on Wednesday, making it a hot day for residents out and about celebrating the holiday.
"The big story is the heat," said Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges. "It's heating up to 94 today and it will feel like 100 to 105."
There is a chance for a few scattered storms through the afternoon on Wednesday, but rain chances tapering off to 20 percent by 9 p.m., which is fireworks time for most communities.
Temperatures will range from a low of 77 degrees to a high of 92 degrees.
"Heat and rain chances on and off continue into the weekend," Bridges said.
Some Panhandle counties across north Florida may also be at a heightened risk for wildfires, state officials said.
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