Friday forecast: Mostly cloudy, patchy morning fog, high near 74

The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be mostly cloudy, with patchy fog before 9 a.m., a chance of showers, a high near 74 and winds 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. There is a 50 percent chance of precipitation, and new rainfall amounts between one tenth of an inch and one quarter of an inch are possible.

A small craft advisory is in effect Friday afternoon for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and the tidal Potomac River. A small craft advisory continues Friday evening for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Smith Point and the lower tidal Potomac River from Cobb Island to Smith Point.

Forecasters warn that minor coastal flooding is possible near times of high tide Friday night for locations along the shores of the tidal Potomac River and the western shore of the Maryland Chesapeake Bay.

Friday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 53 and south winds around 6 miles per hour.

Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 67 and west winds 6 to 10 miles per hour.

Saturday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 46 and west winds around 7 miles per hour.

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