Predicted storms and showers through Memorial Day weekend might cloud the forecast of the typical opening to the beach season.

The National Weather Service calls for temperatures in the 80s through Sunday with scattered showers Saturday and the chance of afternoon thunderstorms Sunday and Monday.

"It's not the kind of weather where you wouldn't want to go outside at all," said Steve Rowley, meteorologist with NWS in Charleston. "Folks need to keep an eye on the sky and remain alert.'"

Anyone who ventures in the surf will also need to keep an eye out for rip currents that can pull swimmers out to sea. There's an elevated risk for the currents through the weekend because of a strong onshore flow, an oncoming full moon and because a lunar perigee, the moon's closest approach to the earth, will elevate tides through the weekend.

Read more in Saturday's editions of The Post and Courier.