Tuesday forecast: Showers, thunderstorms, high near 78

Low around 66 Tuesday night

May 15, 2012|The Baltimore Sun

The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be rainy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 78 and south winds around 8 miles per hour. The weather service is calling for showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11 a.m., then scattered showers between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

Forecasters warn that a few storms could become strong to severe and will be capable of damaging wind gusts. The chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Rainfall amounts between one quarter of an inch and one half of an inch are possible.

A small craft advisory is in effect Tuesday for the tidal Potomac River from Cobb Island to Smith Point and for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island to Smith Point. A small craft advisory is in effect Monday night for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point to Smith Point.

Tuesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 66 and south winds around 5 miles per hour or less. The chance of showers and thunderstorms is 30 percent.

Wednesday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 85 and winds becoming northwesterly around 5 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Wednesday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 58 and northwest winds between 5 and 11 miles per hour.

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