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Rain chances increase this afternoon

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A frontal boundary sits very close to the western Carolinas, and it's forcing a thick layer of clouds into the area.  Moisture is continuing to increase as well, so as the heat builds this afternoon (mid-80s in the mountains, near 90 Upstate), there will be a 70% chance for showers and a pop-up thunderstorm.

Temperatures are expected to sit very close to average this weekend, near 90 in the Upstate, and low 80s in the mountains.  Heavy rain and a possible thunderstorm stick around for most of the day Saturday, with some sunnier skies and just a slight chance for storms Sunday.

Starting next week, temperatures are expected to soar above average once again, reaching the mid-90s Upstate, and upper 80s in the mountains.  These hot temperatures will last through the middle of the week as we approach the July 4th holiday.  Stay tuned with FOX Carolina over the next 7 days for the latest on our local fireworks forecast!