Clouds and rain likely with chance of storms

The sun was trying to break through the heavy cloud cover int this screen capture from the surfcam at Tides Folly Beach hotel around the time of sunrise today.

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory in effect from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. today.

The advisory is for low-lying areas along the South Carolina coast, including downtown Charleston.

Tide levels should peak around high tide at 7:25 p.m. and minor coastal flooding will be possible up to two hours on either side of high tide, the advisory says.

Those planning to be in downtown Charleston this evening should be prepared for flooded streets and alternate routes.

Today will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s, with northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain today is 40 percent.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy. There will be a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 70s, with northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain tonight is 40 percent.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy. There will be a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s, with northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 40 percent.

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 70s, with northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.

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