At 10 p.m., mostly light rain is falling around the bay region with temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. Winds are coming out of the north at 10 m.p.h. with occasional gusts over 20.
Rain showers and breezy conditions can be expected overnight as an area of low pressure continues to churn up the Atlantic seaboard. Winds of 10 to 20 m.p.h. with gusts over 30 can be expected. These winds will produce areas of coastal flooding on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay as well as beach erosion in Ocean City, Maryland. Scattered rain showers will become more steady, and heavier, as we move into the morning hours on Thursday. One to two inches of rainfall, with isolated higher amounts, can be expected during the day on Thursday. Heavy showers will produce flooding in flood-prone areas in addition to the coastal flooding caused by the persistent northeasterly winds. The low may continue to impact the region into Friday with additional rainfall and gusty winds. Temperatures during the day on Thursday will be cool with thermometer readings in the low to mid 60s.
On the bay, boaters should be aware of a Small Craft Advisory in effect. Winds tonight will come out the northeast at 10 to 20 knots with gusts over 30 knots and waves of 2 to 4 feet. Winds on Thursday will come out of the northeast at 10 to 20 knots with gusts over 30 knots and waves of 2 to 4 feet. Heavy rain showers and gusty winds will reduce visibilities on the open waters of the bay.