Brian's exclusive forecast for Annapolis: Cloudy overnight with occasional rain showers. Some showers may be heavy at times. The low will be in the upper 50s. Northeast wind 10 to 15 m.p.h. with a few higher gusts. On Sunday, morning clouds and scattered showers will give way to a mostly cloudy sky during the afternoon along with some peeks of sunshine, especially west of Interstate 95. The high will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Northeast wind 10 to 15 m.p.h. with a few higher gusts. Mostly cloudy with occasional light showers or mist Sunday night with a low around 60. Morning clouds on Monday will give way to a mostly cloudy afternoon along with a few peeks of sunshine and a high in the low 70s.
Rainfall today was lighter and more scattered compared to the past two days. Some areas were able to dry out somewhat, particularly west of Interstate 95 where some filtered sunshine was visible this morning and early afternoon. During the late afternoon and evening hours, bands of rain showers have re-developed off the Atlantic coast and are moving westward toward the Annapolis area. Although many of the showers are light and scattered, some showers this evening have been on the heavy side. Where heavy bursts of rain occur, minor flooding is possible due to the saturated ground. The same low pressure system that has impacted the Middle Atlantic region over the past three days will continue to produce considerable cloudiness on Sunday along with additional rain showers. Eventually, the low will begin to weaken and will drift southward and out to sea. This will enable the sky to clear a bit during the day on Monday.
On the Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay, a Small Craft Advisory is in effect through Sunday afternoon. Winds tonight will come out of the northeast at 10 to 15 knots with higher gusts and waves from 1 to 3 feet. Winds on Sunday will come out of the northeast at 10 to 15 knots with higher gusts and waves from 1 to 3 feet. Winds on Sunday night will come out of the northeast at 10 to 15 knots with higher gusts and waves from 1 to 2 feet. Boaters should prepare for reduced visibilities as well due to occasional rain showers, mist, and fog through Sunday afternoon. 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 12 is 68 degrees and the average low is 47 degrees. The records at Baltimore on this date are 89 degrees in 1954 and 29 degrees in 1964. 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.