THERE may be a 70 per cent chance of rain today in Cessnock, but there will be plenty of opportunity to dry your washing later in the week.
A maximum of 26 degrees on Wednesday, and 27 degrees on Thursday, will be followed by slowly climbing temperatures.
After a mostly cloudy day on Thursday, the sun will reappear on Friday, alongside warmer weather.
On Friday, Cessnock residents can expect a maximum of 33 degrees, with overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 15 degrees.
The Bureau of Meterology are predicting dry weather leading into the weekend, with no rain anticipated for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
And, it is likely Friday’s maximum temperature of 33 degrees will feel relatively cool compared to the weekend.
On Saturday, Cessnock is expected to be hot and sunny, with a maximum of 39 degrees.
The temperature will likely rise again on Sunday, reaching a scorching 43 degrees.