Temperatures warm up today around Lowcountry, chance of rain Friday

The sun rises behind the Ravenel Bridge Wednesday, May 21. By Andy Paras.

Temperatures are expected to warm up today with a high expected to reach 85 degrees, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service.

Thursday temperatures will be even higher at 89 degrees.

The first chance of rain this week is expected Friday afternoon with showers and thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m.

The chance of rain remains Friday night but skies are expected to clear by the weekend.

High temperatures are expected to drop with highs around 83 through Memorial Day.