Brian's exclusive forecast for Annapolis: Periods of rain overnight with embedded heavier showers. Windy at times with a low in the mid 50s. North wind 10 to 15 m.p.h. with a few higher gusts. Occasional rain showers on Friday. Breezy and cool with a high in the low to mid 60s. North wind 10 to 15 m.p.h with a few higher gusts. Mostly cloudy Friday night with scattered showers and a low in the mid to upper 50s. Mostly cloudy on Saturday with occasional rain showers and a high in the mid 60s.
A strong area of low pressure continues to rest off the North Carolina coastline this evening while producing rain and gusty winds across the Middle Atlantic region. The wind has resulted in beach erosion along the Atlantic coastline and coastal flooding on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay. Heavy rain showers have produced additional areas of flooding, especially in southeast Virginia. As a result, the National Weather Service continues a Coastal Flood Advisory on the western shore in Maryland and a Coastal Flood Warning on the western shore in Virginia from Williamsburg to Norfolk. The center of low pressure is expected to move slowly, or even stall, before gradually weakening and moving out to sea on Sunday. Until then, we can expect rainy, damp weather through Saturday afternoon. The clouds and precipitation will hold afternoon highs in the low to mid 60s with overnight lows in the mid to upper 50s. Additional rainfall amounts on Friday may exceed 1" in some places with isolated higher amounts.
On the Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay, a Small Craft Advisory is in effect through Friday night. Winds overnight will come out of the north at 10 to 20 knots with gusts over 25 knots and waves from 2 to 4 feet. Winds on Friday will come out of the north at 10 to 20 knots with gusts over 25 knots and waves from 2 to 4 feet. Winds on Friday night will come out of the north at 10 to 15 knots with gusts over 20 knots and waves from 1 to 3 feet. Boaters should prepare for reduced visibilities as well due to falling rain on Wednesday and Thursday. 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 10 is 69 degrees and the average low is 47 degrees. The records at Baltimore on this date are 93 degrees in 1939 and 34 degrees in 1979. 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.