The weather today should be mostly sunny and hot with high temperatures near 97 degrees this afternoon, and it will be similar Friday with just a 20 percent chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms. A cold front will move into East Texas Saturday afternoon where it will become stationary. Thunderstorm activity will increase near the front. Temperatures will be a few degrees lower north of the front and in any rain areas. Winds will be from the southeast ahead of the front and from the east or northeast behind it.