WEATHER BLOG: Sandy Aftermath

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Bernadette Woods

Who would have thought that cloudy and 10 degrees below average would be so nice? The heavy rain is now just a sprinkle, the high winds are now just a breeze, and we even saw peeks of sunshine Wednesday. And that high of 53 degrees, while still way below the average of 62 degrees, is still a warm-up from Tuesday’s 40s.

Sandy will continue to slowly move northward the next two days, but it will still influence our weather. It will keep a lot of clouds around Thursday (allowing for more sunshine than Wednesday), while still pulling cooler air over the state. Highs will only run in the 50s right into the weekend.

Meanwhile, in Garrett County, the blizzard conditions are winding down but the snow is not finished. A Winter Weather Advisory is still in effect through tomorrow at 11 a.m. for an additional few inches of snow. Rounds of snow showers will follow on and off through Friday. That’s because the northwesterly wind will keep a connection with the Lakes, bringing moisture down and then forcing it to condense as snow when it hits the western slopes of the mountains of Garrett and even western Allegany Counties.

We will be watching for another storm to move our way early next week. There will still be some cold air not too far away, so rain may mix with snow in western Maryland.

Happy Halloween. Be safe out there, everyone.

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