Forecast: Morning fog advisory; mostly cloudy, high near 56

The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 56 and light winds becoming northwesterly of 12 to 15 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

A dense fog advisory is in effect for central and southern Maryland until 9 a.m. Thursday, meaning visibility may be reduced to one quarter of a mile or less. A small craft advisory will be in effect for the tidal Potomac River and the Maryland Chesapeake Bay Thursday afternoon and night.

Thursday night is expected to start mostly cloudy and then gradually become mostly clear, with a low around 39 degrees and west winds between 9 and 15 miles per hour.

Friday is expected to be sunny and breezy, with a high near 53 and west winds between 16 and 21 miles per hour.

Friday night is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 38 and west winds of 5 to 13 miles per hour.

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