Cloudy skies and storms are ahead for the Lowcountry today, the National Weather Service said.

A 70 percent chance of rain is expected this afternoon, the Weather Service said. Highs will be in the mid 80s and lows about 70 with 5 to 10 mph winds.

Thursday: Partly sunny skies are expected with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 80s and lows about 70 with 10 to 15 mph winds.

Friday: Partly sunny skies are expected with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 80s and lows about 70 with 10 to 15 mph winds.