Thunderstorms likely this afternoon in Charleston area

Pedestrians -- and even carriage passengers -- found colorful ways to cope with the rainy weather on Broad Street on Friday February 22, 2103. (Wade Spees/postandcourier.com)

You may want to keep an umbrella handy today if you’re out and about in the Charleston area. There is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, mainly after noon.

The day will otherwise be partly sunny, with a high near 87, and a wind from the southwest at 10 to 14 miles per hour.

Tonight, there is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms and showers, mainly before 3 a.m. Tonight’s low temperature will be 73.