The hurricane originally formed off the North Carolina coast early Sunday and sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (96 kph) on Monday.
However, it was downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday and changed its path.
Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst described the conditions, saying: “The low pressure system is an association with ex-hurricane Chris.
“However, much of that activity will move towards Iceland.
“What it does do is introduce warmer air from the South across much of the UK.
“Highs around 31C, possibly 32C by Sunday across southern parts of England.”
The forecaster added: “It will be a weekend of plenty of sunshine across much of England and Wales.”
Even though the heatwave will not come to an end, today will finally be the day rain briefly returns to the UK as the whole of Wales and parts of England will be hit by heavy downpours, thunder and even hail.
Met Office meteorologist said: “We will see some heavy showers developing, particularly later on this morning and into this afternoon.
“Some of these shower will be slow-moving heavy with hail and thunder at times.
“As a result we have a metal responder stop warning in face for the rest of today.”
While the weather forecast suggest “many places will be dry” people in the affected areas are still urged to take precautions.
The Met Office warning reads: “Some flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely, perhaps leading to some damage to buildings.
“There is a good chance driving conditions will at times be affected by spray and standing water, leading to some minor journey delays.
“Some short-term loss of power and other services due to lightning strikes is possible.”
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