The Charleston area forecast will be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 80s today. Expect lower 80s near the coast. Winds will be southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain will be 20 percent.

The forecast for the next seven days looks like this:

Saturday ... Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms ... Mainly in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Saturday night ... Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Sunday ... Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s ... Except in the lower 80s near the coast. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph ... Becoming east 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Sunday night ... Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s.

Monday ... Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s.

Monday night ... Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Tuesday ... Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Tuesday night ... Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Wednesday ... Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Wednesday night ... Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

Thursday ... Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.