Thunderstorms and possible flooding are expected to dominate Thursday's weather in the Charleston area, according to the National Weather Service.

The Lowcountry will get plenty of sunshine Wednesday, but storminess will increase with a cold front sweeping through the area late Thursday.

Meteorologists at the Weather Service station in North Charleston said widespread rainfall of 1 to 2 inches should be expected.

Localized flooding could occur, especially in low-lying areas. With a nearly full moon, astronomically high tides could exacerbate the problem Thursday.

Find the details in the extended forecast:

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southeast wind 5 to 14 mph.

Wednesday night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southeast wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 9am. High near 82. Breezy, with a southeast wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Thursday night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., then a chance of showers after 2 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 11 to 18 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 79. West wind around 16 mph.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 57.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

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