Brian's exclusive forecast for Annapolis: Areas of fog this morning, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of afternoon showers. The high will be around 70 northern Maryland to the low 70s southern Maryland. Mostly cloudy overnight with a slight chance of rain showers. Mild with a low in the low 60s. On Thursday, expect a mostly cloudy sky with highs in the low to mid 70s. Clouds and showers give way to clearing by Friday morning with a low in the upper 50s. The extended outlook calls for sunny, but much cooler weather on Friday through Sunday with lows in the mid to upper 40s and highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Some locations are experiencing dense fog this morning. Meanwhile, a cold front is moving over the mountains and will slowly approach the bay region from the west. The front will not clear the area until Thursday night. Until then, we can expect a mostly cloudy sky on Wednesday and Thursday with a few light rain showers. Thermometer readings will be mild with highs in the low 70s each day. Overnight lows will only drop into the low 60s. With the front to our east on Friday, the wind will shift to the northwest and will usher in cooler and drier air. During the period Friday through Sunday, lows will dip into the mid to upper 40s and daytime highs will climb into the mid to upper 60s. Breezy conditions are expected, especially on Friday as a fresh northwest breeze overspreads the area.
On the Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay, no advisories are currently in effect. Winds today will come out of the south/southeast at 10 knots with waves around 1 foot. Winds tonight will come out of the south/southeast at 10 knots with waves around 1 foot. Winds on Thursday will come out of the south/southwest with waves around 1 foot. Boaters should prepare for reduced visibilities due to fog on Wednesday morning. Marine weather information is provided only as a guide. Boaters should always stay tuned to the latest forecasts and advisories from the National Weather Service.
The average high temperature for October 16 is 67 degrees and the average low is 45 degrees. The records at Baltimore on this date are 90 degrees in 1897 and 30 degrees in 1876. Weather data courtesy of the National Weather Service. For more weather updates, please visit my Chesapeake Bay Weather page on Facebook, and if you're heading to Ocean City feel free to check out my Ocean City MD Weather page on Facebook. You can also follow me on Twitter @chesbayweather.