FIRST TO ALERT: More scattered thunderstorms before a hotter and drier weekend ahead.

FIRST TO ALERT: More scattered thunderstorms before a hotter and drier weekend ahead.

(WTVM) - Rain chances remain elevated we wrap up the work week, with 50-60% coverage of thunderstorms developing each afternoon and evening. By the weekend though, the weather pattern trends warmer and drier as a high pressure ridge builds in over the Southeast.

Rain coverage drops to 20-30% percent beginning Saturday and sticks around through next week. More sunshine fighting its way in each day will also help boost temperatures back into the low 90s—with feels-like temperatures running even higher, thanks to the persistent muggy air.

Though rain chances trend lower from the weekend on, that's not to say a few thunderstorms won't still pop-up each afternoon—it is summertime in the South, after all!

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