Forecast: Sunny and breezy, high near 52

The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be sunny and breezy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 52 and west winds of 14 and 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 31 miles per hour.

A gale warning is in effect for the lower tidal Potomac River and the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay south of Drum Point. A small craft advisory is in effect for the Chesapeake Bay through Friday night.

Friday night is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 34 degrees and calmer west winds of 4 to 7 miles.

Saturday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 60 and southwest winds of 7 to 13 miles per hour.

Saturday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 43 and south winds of 5 to 8 miles per hour becoming calm.

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