A cool weekend will bring a respite from the hot weather conditions that have been hanging around the Charleston area recently.

The credit goes to a cold front that swept through the Lowcountry on Thursday and dropped 0.96 inches of rain near Charleston International Airport.

On Friday, forecasters from the National Weather Service called for sunny skies but a high temperature in the upper 70s or low 80s through Monday.

The normal high is about 83 degrees.

They're expecting only a 30 percent chance of rain during a period of possible thunderstorms Sunday afternoon.

But the meteorologists expect the temperature to creep back up above 80 degrees Tuesday and near 90 by Thursday.

Here is the complete Lowcountry forecast:

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 20 mph.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 52. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Sunday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

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