We're entering solar summer now which is the one quarter of the year with the greatest amount of sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere. That means the sun is going full bore heating up the land and the oceans.

Strong evidence of this will exist through the South on Thursday with afternoon temperatures flirting with 90 degrees from Mississippi and Alabama to North Carolina. Texas will have widespread readings in the 90s. Furthermore, some lower 100s will show up toward the Rio Grande Valley.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.