Tuesday forecast: Mostly cloudy, chance of thunderstorms, high near 86

Low around 74 Tuesday night

August 14, 2012

The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, a high near 86 and light south winds increasing to 6 to 11 miles per hour in the morning. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between one quarter of an inch and one half of an inch are possible.

Forecasters are warning that there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms late Tuesday afternoon and evening. They say some storms will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and hail and that a few storms could produce tornadoes, especially in northeastern Maryland and southern Maryland.

A small craft advisory is in effect Tuesday afternoon and evening for part of the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and the tidal Potomac River. Minor coastal flooding may occur late Tuesday night along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

Tuesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 74 and southeast winds 3 to 8 miles per hour. There is a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11 p.m. New rainfall amounts between one quarter of an inch and one half of an inch are possible.

Wednesday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 83 and southwest winds around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation.

Wednesday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 73 and northwest winds around 5 miles per hour after midnight. There is a 20 percent chance of precipitation.

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