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Chesapeake Bay weather for January 14: foggy morning then sunny, mild Wednesday

National Weather Service forecast map
National Weather Service forecast mapMap courtesy National Weather Service

Brian's exclusive forecast for Baltimore, Annapolis, and northern Delmarva:

Overnight: Areas of fog with a low in the mid to upper 30s.

Wednesday: Areas of morning fog, then sunny and mild with a high near 50.

Wednesday Night: Scattered rain showers with a snow shower possible late. Low near 35.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and breezy at times with a high in the mid 40s.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear with a low in the lower 30s.

The extended outlook calls for a mostly sunny sky on Friday with a high in the low 40s. Morning snow showers on Saturday, then sunny and cooler with a high in the mid 30s. Mostly sunny on Sunday with a low in the mid 20s and a high in the lower 40s. Clouds and sun on Monday with a low in the mid 30s and a high near 50. Clouds and sun on Tuesday with a low in the mid 30s and a high near 50.

Areas of dense fog have developed around Chesapeake Bay this evening. The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Richmond, Wakefield, Norfolk, and Cape Charles in Virginia as well as for Cambridge, Salisbury, and Ocean City in Maryland. Fog may persist in some areas through the morning hours on Wednesday. Temperatures by morning will drop into the mid to upper 30s, but on a south wind the mercury will rebound to near 50 by Wednesday afternoon. A cold front will move from west to east across the bay by evening and moisture associated with the front will fall in the form of rain showers. As colder air moves in behind the front, leftover precipitation may fall as snow showers toward morning; however, no accumulation is expected other than a dusting at some locations. High pressure builds over the region temporarily on Thursday with sunshine and readings in the mid 40s. Another front will sweep across the bay on Friday night with scattered snow showers. High pressure returns for the weekend, although it will be cooler with highs only in the 30s on Saturday and 40s on Sunday. Temperatures will continue to moderate into early next week with daytime highs near 50 on Monday and Tuesday, although there are indications that our weather may turn significantly colder as we head into the last week of January.

On the Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay, a Small Craft Advisory is in effect from Wednesday evening through late Wednesday night. Winds on Wednesday will come out of the northwest at 10 knots with waves from 1 to 2 feet. Winds on Wednesday night will come out of the north at 10 to 15 knots with gusts over 20 and waves from 1 to 2 feet. Visibility may be reduced in rain, snow, and fog. Winds on Thursday will come out of the northwest at 10 to 15 knots with gusts over 20 and waves from 1 to 2 feet. Marine information is provided as general guidance. Boaters should always stay tuned to the latest forecasts and advisories from the National Weather Service.

The average high temperature for January 14 is 41 degrees and the average low is 24 degrees. The records at Baltimore on this date are 79 degrees in 1932 (the all-time record high for the month) and -2 degrees in 1912. Today's sunrise will occur at 7:25 and the sunset will occur at 5:07. 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.