High near 73, slight chance of rain in Charleston today

Temperatures should be well above normal again in Charleston today, with a slight chance of afternoon showers.

Today’s high should be near 73 under cloudy skies, with a 20 percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm after 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The normal high in Charleston for this date is 64, and the record is 82 in 1991, according to Weather Service records.

Here’s the latest forecast through the weekend:

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, high near 70, 50 percent of showers mainly after 9 a.m., probably less than a tenth of an inch.

Wednesday: High near 72, wind gusts up to 37 mph, 80 percent chance of rain, possibly heavy in the late afternoon.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, breezy, high near 57.

Friday: Sunny, high near 54.

Saturday: Sunny, high near 55.

Sunday: Sunny, high near 62.

Reach Dave Munday at 843-937-5553.