A sunny Tuesday before showers, storms reach Charleston area

Tuesday morning sunlight bathes the Ravenel Bridge. (ANDREW KNAPP/STAFF)

Another sunny day with a high temperature in the low 70s is expected Tuesday before the Charleston area sees an increasing chance for showers and thunderstorms.

A storm system that’s sweeping across the nation’s midsection was forecast to weaken before reaching the East Coast, but it still could bring some rumbles of thunder to the Lowcountry on Wednesday night.

Here is the complete forecast, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston:

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. East wind 8 to 13 mph.

Tuesday night: A slight chance of showers between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Wednesday: A chance of showers, mainly after 5 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind 9 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Wednesday night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 68. Southeast wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 pm. High near 73. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 61.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Reach Andrew Knapp at 843-937-5414 or twitter.com/offlede.

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