Friday forecast: Rain, high near 88

Low around 72 Friday night

August 10, 2012

The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be rainy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 88 and south winds 6 to 14 miles per hour. There is a 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon. New rainfall amounts between one half of an inch and three quarters of an inch are possible.

A small craft advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and the lower tidal Potomac River. A small craft advisory is in effect from late Friday morning until Friday evening for the entire bay and Potomac River.

Forecasters warn that some thunderstorms Friday may be severe, producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and flash flooding.

Friday night is expected to be rainy, with a low around 72 and south winds 5 to 9 miles per hour. New rainfall amounts between one quarter of an inch and one half of an inch are possible.

Saturday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 85 and south winds 5 to 9 miles per hour. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation.

Saturday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 71 and south winds around 6 miles per hour or less.

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