Forecast: Mostly cloudy, flurries, cold

Code Blue program in effect

Low around 21 Tuesday night

January 03, 2012|The Baltimore Sun

The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with occasional flurries before 1 p.m., a high near 33 and northwest winds of 13 to 18 miles per hour, gusting as high as 30 miles per hour. No snow accumulation is expected.

Because of the cold temperatures, Baltimore has activated its Code Blue program, which offers additional services to the homeless.

A gale warning is in effect Tuesday for the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay between Sandy Point and Smith Point, including all inlets. For other waters, a small craft advisory is in effect Tuesday.

A small craft advisory is in effect Tuesday night until 2 a.m. for the northern Chesapeake Bay, including Baltimore Harbor and the middle and upper tidal Potomac River. A small craft advisory is in effect until the predawn hours Wednesday morning for the lower tidal Potomac River, the tidal Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to Smith Point, including all eastern inlets.

Tuesday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 21 degrees and northwest winds of 8 to 15 miles per hour.

Wednesday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 33 degrees and west winds between 6 and 9 miles per hour.

Wednesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 29 degrees and west winds between 5 and 7 miles per hour.

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