Wet weather is expected to hit the Lowcountry this week, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service.

Also, the weather service has issued an alert stating a moderate risk for rip currents between 8 a.m. through Tuesday evening.

Tuesday is expected to look partly sunny with a high temperature of 75 and a 30 percent chance of rain.

The chance of showers increases to 50 percent Wednesday with a high near 81. Rain and thunderstorms are likely Wednesday night.

The strongest and most organized storms are capable of producing damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes, according to forecasters.

More rain is expected Thursday and Friday with the low temperature likely to drop to 57 Friday night.

A 30 percent chance of showers is likely on Saturday. The skies are expected to clear up that night and remain clear Sunday.