High pressure settled over the Southeast will ensure a gorgeous start to the weekend for many, especially for those along the East Coast states.

Temperatures today will rise well into the 70s throughout much of the region.

Unfortunately, the beautiful weather will not survive the entire weekend. A few clouds will build into the area this afternoon before eastward-bound thunderstorms overtake most of the region on Sunday.

Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Katie Storbeck.