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BLOG: Wet But Warm

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Bernadette Woods

It’s wet but it’s warm out there Tuesday morning. As a storm moves our way, it has pushed a huge surge of unseasonably warm air up the East Coast. We are starting out the day in the mid 50s and will top out in the mid 60s. As a reminder, our average high is only 48 degrees right now. Temperatures will stay in the 50s Tuesday night with rain and drizzle lingering from this same storm. However, this first storm will get out of here Wednesday before the second storm follows right on its tail Wednesday night into early Thursday.

There is some really cold air west of the Mississippi. It is going to stay there until the second storm comes through, pulling the colder air over Maryland as it departs. Highs will still be in the 50s Wednesday before dropping in the afternoon. Then, as the next surge of moisture moves our way, it will connect with the colder air and could make things interesting in parts of the state.

There is already a winter storm watch in effect for Garrett County Wednesday and Wednesday night. Elsewhere, rain will change over to snow from west to east across the state Wednesday night before the storm comes to an end. There will likely be accumulation out west, with the chance for some small accumulation closer to Baltimore County. The storm will quickly get out of here Thursday but draw the blanket of colder air our way for the second half of the week.

A weaker storm will swing by Saturday. Expect clouds and the chance for some showers with it. But it will bring in the second round of even colder air for the weekend. Highs will be in the low 40s with overnight lows in the 20s.

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