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BLOG: Cold Front

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Bernadette Woods

In case you didn’t notice, a cold front has definitely made its way through Maryland.

When the sun busted out for a few hours Tuesday, temperatures got even higher than we expected – to the upper 50s. Then the cold front moved through overnight. A line of showers accompanied the front as it raced across the state. But as the front passed, winds really picked up out of the northwest bringing in much colder air and even rounds of snow showers. We’ve seen rounds of flurries and snow showers moving down through Hagerstown and into Carroll County Wednesday morning. Some of these bands will hold together and make it to the city or maybe even farther.

As for the temperatures, we were in the 50s at midnight but have been falling ever since. We will hover in the upper 30s/near 40 degrees most of the afternoon. The winds and temperatures will die down Wednesday night. Then, clouds will be on the increase again Thursday as another storm approaches.

This next storm is a much weaker one. It will kick off scattered snow showers later Thursday into early Friday morning before getting out of here quickly on Friday. Behind it, even colder air arrives. We will only top out in the 30s for highs on Friday.

With the cold air firmly in place, it sets the scene for another storm on Saturday. Temperatures will drop to the 20s late Friday night, then the storm arrives overnight or early Saturday morning. It could start as some snow or an icy mix before changing to rain as we warm to the upper 30s. We will keep you updated on the details of this storm as we move forward. If you are heading up to New England, it will be affecting them, too.

The storm will wrap up and leave us by Sunday. It also looks like it will leave Foxborough early Sunday, with temperatures topping out near 40 degrees here and in the upper 30s there. Warmer air arrives starting Monday.

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