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Tuesday forecast: Rain, high near 49

The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be rainy in the Baltimore area, mainly after 11 a.m., with a high near 49 and south winds between 8 and 14 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Rainfall amounts between half an inch and three quarters of an inch are possible.

A small craft advisory is in effect through Tuesday night for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and tidal Potomac River. A coastal flood advisory is in effect Tuesday afternoon and evening for the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The weather service notes that the coastal flood advisory may need to be expanded to include areas surrounding the tidal Potomac River during high tide Tuesday evening, but that was not the case as of 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday night is expected to be rainy, with a low around 39 and west winds between 13 and 15 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent. The rain will come mainly before 7 p.m.

Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 45 and west winds of 17 to 20 miles per hour increasing to between 25 and 28 miles per hour, Winds could gust as high as 39 miles per hour.

Wednesday night is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 29 and west winds between 9 and 16 miles per hour.

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