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Chesapeake Bay weather for December 3: mild with cloudiness then afternoon sun

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Brian's exclusive forecast for Annapolis: Mostly cloudy today with a few peaks of sunshine. Mild with a high in the low to mid 50s. Northeast wind around 5 becoming southeast. Variable cloudiness overnight and mild with a low around 40. South wind around 5. Mostly cloudy on Wednesday with a high in the mid 50s. Cloudy on Wednesday night with a few light showers. The low will be in the mid 40s. Cloudy with rain showers on Thursday and a high in the mid to upper 60s. Rain showers on Thursday night with a low in the lower 50s. Rain showers on Friday with a high in the upper 50s. Looking ahead, rain showers may linger into Saturday with a high in the upper 40s. Mostly cloudy and colder on Sunday with a chance of rain showers and a high in the upper 30s. Mostly cloudy on Monday with a chance of rain showers and a high in the mid 40s.

Another mild morning on the bay with sunrise temperatures in the lower 40s under a mostly cloudy sky. The average low this time of year is in the upper 20s to lower 30s. After some morning cloudiness, weak high pressure will enable some breaks to develop in the clouds later this afternoon. Temperatures will rise into the lower 50s. There is an air quality alert for north-central Maryland today due to stagnant air that is allowing pollutants to accumulate in the atmosphere. A warm front will move northward through the region on Wednesday and produce unseasonably mild conditions for a couple of days. Later this week, a cold front will move southeast and impact the Middle Atlantic states with a good deal of cloudiness. Waves of low pressure riding along the slow-moving front may produce rain on Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will be cooler with highs on Friday in the upper 40s to lower 50s and highs on Saturday in the lower to middle 40s. Colder air is expected to overspread the northern bay region by late in the weekend with highs only in the upper 30s on Sunday. Low pressure may impact the region with rain showers, or mixed precipitation, Sunday into Monday. At this time, the system appears to be rather insignificant and any frozen precipitation is expected to change quickly to rain.

On the Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay, there are no advisories in effect for today. Winds on Tuesday will come out of the south at 5 to 10 knots with waves less than one foot. Winds on Tuesday night will come out of the south at 5 to 10 knots with waves less than one foot. Winds on Wednesday night will come out of the south at 5 to 10 knots with waves less than one foot. Visibility may be reduced by light rain or mist on Wednesday. Boaters should always stay tuned to the latest forecasts and advisories from the National Weather Service.

The average high temperature for December 3 is 49 degrees and the average low is 31 degrees. The records at Baltimore on this date are 72 degrees in 1998 and 11 degrees in 1976. Today's sunrise will occur at 7:09 and the sunset will occur at 4:43. 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.



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