Australia has Friday on its mindRob Sharpe, Thursday February 18, 2016 - 16:15 EDT
Some Australians just can't wait for the weekend to begin, but will the weather make or break it?
As workers clock off on Friday afternoon thunderstorms are likely to be spread through eastern inland Queensland, with just a chance of affecting the coast. Storms are also likely over tropical areas, possibly including Darwin.
All other capitals cities will finish the working week with barely a cloud in the sky, besides Melbourne, which will be concluding its cloudy and cool run.
On the weekend a high pressure system will be moving east across the Great Australian Bight, bringing clear skies and warmer temperatures to Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart.
Along the eastern seaboard it will be mostly dry and warm, despite moist onshore winds delivering the odd shower along the coast.
In the north and west, a heat trough will continue to produce showers, thunderstorms and hot days, but coastal parts of WA will be warm and dry.
For further details head to weatherzone.com.au to find your local weather.
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Queensland may see its first tropical cyclone in two years in coming days, although the situation is still hard to call.
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