STAFF REPORT It will be a mostly cloudy day with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high temperature in the upper 70s, according to the National Weather Service.

A small craft advisory also has been issued along the coast through Saturday night.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening and a low temperature in the low 60s.

The extended forecast: Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a north wind between 15 and 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. North wind between 8 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: A slight chance of thunderstorms before 8am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Northeast wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Northeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Northeast wind between 10 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.