The recent devastating blaze near Myrtle Beach, S.C., and fires across Florida are evidence that rain is needed across the Southeast. Unfortunately, dry weather will generally be in control through early next week.

A corridor of rain and thunderstorms will stretch from the southern Plains to the mid-Atlantic into early next week. Spotty thunderstorms will dip into the Carolinas this weekend, but not any further south with a strong dome of high pressure in control.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski