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.
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Severe weather predicted for Tasmania's north and east on Friday has prompted a public warning from emergency services.
Rain and storms could bring flooding to parts of southern and southeast Australia during the next 24 hours.
People in Darwin and other parts of the Top End may be about to get relief from recent hot weather, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicting a monsoon trough will start to affect the area within days.