The National Weather Service is calling for Thursday to be partly sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 69 and southeast winds 5 to 13 miles per hour.

A small craft advisory is in effect for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and the tidal Potomac River from late Thursday morning until Thursday evening. A small craft advisory remains in effect late Thursday night for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and the tidal Potomac River from Indian Head to Smith Point.

Thursday night is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms, with a low around 56 and southeast winds 5 to 9 miles per hour or less. There will be patchy fog after 1 a.m. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between one half of an inch and three quarters of an inch are possible.

Friday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 76 and light southeast winds becoming southerly 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Friday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 57 and south winds 5 to 7 miles per hour or less.