Brian's exclusive forecast for Annapolis: Clouds and sun through early afternoon, then becoming mostly sunny later in the day with a high in the low to mid 80s. Light southwest wind becoming west by evening. Mostly clear and cool tonight with a low in the upper 50s near the bay shore, lower 50s inland. Sunny and pleasant on Friday with a high in the mid 70s. Clear and cool on Friday night with a low in the mid 50s near the shore, upper 40s inland. Sunny and pleasant on Saturday with a high near 80.
The morning weather map shows an area of high pressure to our south. This is resulting in a weak southerly flow of air over the region that will enable highs today to reach the mid 80s. Meanwhile, a dry cold front is expected to move from north to south across the bay region by this afternoon. Other than some cloudiness associated with the front, no precipitation is expected. As the front clears the region, our winds will shift to the west and northwest overnight, and temperatures will fall quickly through the 50s. Friday looks sunny and pleasant with a high only in the mid 70s. Under high pressure, and with near calm winds, thermometer readings will settle into the upper 40s to middle 50s by Saturday morning. Temperatures will recover during the day on Saturday with bright sunshine and a high around 80 degrees.
On the Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay, a Small Craft Advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. this evening through late tonight. Wins today will come out of the southwest at less than 10 m.p.h. and then shift to the west this evening. Winds tonight will come out of the north/northeast at 10 to 20 knots with waves from 2 to 3 feet. 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 September 5 is 82 degrees and the average low is 62. The records at Baltimore on this date are 96 degrees in 1954 and 47 degrees in 1997. 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.