Charleston-area skies to clear up by mid morning

Skies over the Don Holt Bridge gradually clearing after heavy rain this morning.

The heavy thunderstorms that moved through the Charleston area this morning should be about over by now, and skies should clear up by mid morning, according to the National Weather Service.

A severe thunderstorm warning expired at 7 a.m., although more rain is possible until about 11 a.m.

There were scattered reports of downed trees in the Summerville area around 6:45 a.m. The Department of Transportation was called to remove trees at Dorchester Road and Middleton Boulevard and on Windsor Court. The weather service is asking people to report storm damage by calling 1-888-383-2024.

The chance of rain in the area remains at 60 percent until about 11 a.m. The afternoon high should be around 76, with wind gusts up to 31 mph.

Friday should be mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

Saturday should be sunny, with a high near 67.

Sunday should also be sunny, with a high near 62.

Reach Dave Munday at 843-937-5553.