Brian's exclusive forecast for Annapolis: Morning rain showers, then mostly cloudy this afternoon with a high in the mid to upper 60s. Mostly cloudy overnight with a low around 50. Light south winds. Clouds and sun on Thursday with a high in the low 70s. South wind 10 to 15 with a few gusts. Mostly cloudy on Thursday night with scattered rain showers and a low around 55. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers on Friday with a high in the mid 60s. The outlook for Saturday calls for a mostly sunny sky with a low near 45 and a high around 65. Mostly sunny on Sunday with a low around 40 and a high near 55. Cooler on Monday with a low in the mid 30s and a high in the low 50s.
A warm front is moving northward through the bay region this morning. As a result, areas of rain showers are being reported. Rainfall amounts this morning will be less than 1/4 inch. As we move through the day, the cold front will continue to move northward. The sky will remain mostly cloudy with an isolated rain shower into the afternoon. Temperatures will be milder today with readings in the mid to upper 60s, perhaps 70 in southern Maryland and southeast Virginia. Meanwhile, low pressure near the Great Lakes and its associated cold front will approach the Chesapeake from the west on Thursday and Friday. Gusty winds from the south will develop ahead of the front on both days and temperatures will be mild with afternoon highs in the mid 60s to near 70. The wind will shift to the northwest over the weekend, ushering in cooler and drier air on Saturday and Sunday.
On the Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay, a Small Craft Advisory is in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon. Winds today will come out of the south at less than 10 knots with waves less than one foot. Winds tonight will come out of the south at 10 knots with waves around one foot. Winds on Thursday will increase to 10 to 15 knots from the south with gusts over 20 knots and waves from 1 to 3 feet. Visibilities may be reduced on Wednesday and Thursday due to rain showers and fog. Boaters should always stay tuned to the latest forecasts and advisories from the National Weather Service.
The average high temperature for October 30 is 63 degrees and the average low is 41 degrees. The records at Baltimore on this date are 83 degrees in 1946 and 26 degrees in 1965. Today's sunrise will occur at 7:32 and the sunset will occur at 6:07. 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.