We've seen a slight break from the intense heat and high humidity over the past few days but that is coming to an end on Thursday. There should be a decent amount of sunshine as highs hit the upper 80s to lower 90s. There will be a slight chance of showers during the day but most locations will stay dry. Showers will be on the increase by late Friday in advance of Hurricane Irene. Irene will play a part in our weekend weather. We should know more about its impact over the next couple of days.