Severe thunderstorms possible later today in Charleston area

Storms are expected to move into the Charleston area this afternoon, and rain could become heavy at times tonight.

The primary threat will be severe winds and possibly a brief tornado, according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms are possible ahead of the main line of showers tonight.

Today should be cloudy, with a high near 74 and a 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1 p.m., according to the Weather Service. About a tenth of an inch of rain is expected this afternoon, but thunderstorms could drop up to three-quarters of an inch tonight.

The chance of more rain Thursday is 100 percent, with 1 to 2 inches possible, according to the Weather Service. The high should be near 58.

Friday should be sunny, with a high near 52.

Saturday should be partly sunny, with a high near 54.

Sunday should be mostly cloudy, with a high near 53 and a 50 percent chance of rain.

Reach Dave Munday at 843-937-5553.