The heatwave is ending, but thunderstorms are beginning

As the low-intensity heatwave begins to draw to an end, rain and some thunderstorms should be expected throughout most of Tasmania at the weekend.

While Friday will see a hot 27 degrees with a medium chance of rainfall of up to 0.4 millimeters, Saturday is expected to see showers statewide.

The Bureau of Meteorology said with active front crossing the state on Saturday, showers and thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon and evening.

In the Central North and North-East regions the temperature should reach 27 degrees, but the heat should cool off in the late afternoon and evening with 2 to 8mm of rain predicted.

Along the East Coast and Midlands, the very high chance of showers in the afternoon and evening mean possible thunderstorms and heavy rainfall.

The weather is set to cool off on Sunday, with a maximum 24 degrees in Launceston with no chance of rain.

Marine wind warnings are in place for the lower East Coast, South-East coast, South-West coast, and far North-West coast.