Break in the heat wave comes with clouds, thunderstorms possible

The morning sun tries to poke through the heavy cloud cover at Folly Beach this morning in this screen capture from the surfcam at the Tides Folly Beach hotel.

A respite from the heat comes today with cloudy skies and a good chance of rain and thunderstorms, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service.

Today will be partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning, then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 80s, with southwest winds at 15 to 20 mph and gusts up to 30 mph. The chance of rain today is 60 percent.

Storms this afternoon resulted in localized flooding on peninsular Charleston. Flooding prompted a road closure on Ashley Avenue between Calhoun and Bennett streets shortly before 3:30 p.m., Charleston police reported.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the evening. Lows will be in the mid 70s, with southwest winds at 15 to 20 mph. The chance of rain tonight is 70 percent.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s, with southwest winds around 10 mph accompanied by gusts up to 20 mph. The chance of rain Sunday is 40 percent.

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain Sunday night is 30 percent.

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