(FOX Carolina) - Near, and even touching, record heat will settle in for Friday and the holiday weekend! Isolated storms will be possible, mainly in the mountains, though most areas stay dry.

Today features mostly sunny conditions and MAJOR heat as highs soar into the 80s to mid-90s. GSP's record of 94° could be tied. Upper 90s are possible in northeast GA and the southern Upstate.

Highs will stay near records for Saturday, with 94 for the Upstate (96 being the record) and 88 in the mountains (record is 89). Rain should be minimal, and mainly confined to the higher elevations of the mountains.

The above normal temps will continue into Sunday and Memorial Day Monday! In fact, with this string of scorching temps, we’re looking at a bonafide heat wave. 

Around the middle of next week, clouds will increase and rain chances go up across the area, but still won't produce the washout rain we need to cool things down. However, temperatures should drop slightly into the 80s to near 90 degrees by Thursday.

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