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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The clouds are pretty much in and it should be mostly cloudy for the balance of the day with some rain getting in later on. The rest of the forecast looks good; I don’t have any changes right now.

Thursday started off with some bright sunshine, but there will be a tendency for clouds to increase rapidly midday and early afternoon, followed by a bit of rain late Thursday afternoon as a warm front approaches the region.

Temperatures may reach 50 on some thermometers, but we think the arrival of clouds will spoil that chance in most of the area.

As a wave of low pressure located in the southern plains Thursday begins to move quickly to the north and east, and it also taps into rich moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, it will cause some steadier and heavier rain to spread out across the viewing area tonight and Friday morning.  The track of the low pressure system will be less than 100 miles to the north of Baltimore, and because there will be an infusion of very mild air into the mid-Atlantic states, the rain tonight and early tomorrow could be accompanied by some thunder and lightning.

We expect the winds to really start to pick up Friday as the storm departs for the Atlantic.  In the afternoon and early nighttime hours, winds out of the west will become more northwesterly, and gust to 50 mph locally.

Saturday will be chillier and we are anticipating that the bulk of any precipitation associated with an upper-air disturbance on Sunday will slide by well to the north of Maryland.  Then on Monday, expect the next storm to bring some rain and another surge of warmer air.

Have a good day!

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