Sunny weekend ahead for Charleston, with small chance of rain and thunderstorms

FILE- Tourists on a horse and carriage tour enjoy the sites in downtown on Church Street.

A slight chance of rain and thunderstorms hangs over Charleston this weekend, but it should be short-lived.

The National Weather Service predicts isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible Saturday after 11 a.m. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Otherwise, Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 93.

By Saturday night, skies should become partly cloudy. Temperatures are also expected to dip to a low around 77.

High temperatures will stick around Sunday.

The weather service predicts the day will be mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values, however, could be as high as 101.

A chance for a reprieve comes when a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms enters the forecast after 2 p.m.

Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Sunday night should be mostly clear, with a low around 78.