Cooler air will greet those who get outside and enjoy more peaceful weather Thursday in the Charleston area.

The National Weather Service predicted a high of 75 degrees Thursday.

It got up to 86 degrees Wednesday on a date that normally sees a high of 78. The record high for that date was set at 92 in 1963, according to the weather service.

Thunderstorm chances are starting to creep up as the area nears the summer season. Forecasters called for a 20 percent chance of rain associated with storms Friday morning and another opportunity for storminess toward the middle of next week.

Otherwise, expect more sunshine and highs around 80 degrees this weekend.

Here's the complete forecast:

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 75. East wind 6 to 13 mph.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.

Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 8 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 83. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Tuesday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

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