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Thursday forecast: Partly sunny, windy, high near 67

The National Weather Service is calling for Thursday to be partly sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 67 and west winds between 7 and 15 miles per hour, gusting up to 25 miles per hour.

The weather service has a "fire weather watch" for Baltimore City in effect until Friday afternoon. It indicates that conditions are present for brush fires and other fires, including humidity of 25 percent to 30 percent and winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour.

A small craft advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday for the Chesapeake Bay and the tidal Potomac River.

Thursday night is expected to be cloudy, with a low around 50 and winds becoming easterly between 6 and 9 miles per hour. There is a 30 percent chance of showers.

Friday is expected to start out mostly cloudy and gradually become sunny, with a high near 65 and west winds 15 to 18 miles per hour, increasing to between 25 and 28 miles per hour. Some gusts could reach 45 miles per hour. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation.

Friday night is expected to be partly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 39 and west winds between 15 and 20 miles per hour.

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