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WEATHER BLOG: Wild Week

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Bernadette Woods

It’s going to be a wild week of weather.

We started out the day with a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. That eventually gave way to plain rain as temperatures slowly climbed through the 30s Monday afternoon. Now we are up to the low 40s, and we aren’t going to drop much overnight as a warm front is efforting its way across the state.

With even warmer air on the way, dense fog is going to take over Monday night and even produce some drizzle. That fog will temper our warmup Tuesday and Wednesday. Don’t get me wrong, we are going to near 50 Tuesday and near 60 on Wednesday. However, people not that far away will be closer to 70. If you like warm weather, enjoy the mid-week break because another Arctic air mass is coming our way later this week behind a strong cold front.

That strong cold front will hit the Deep South Tuesday with severe weather, then come barrelling through Maryland Wednesday with heavy rain, gusty winds, and maybe even strong thunderstorms. Much colder air will come rushing in behind it Thursday. Highs will be in the 40s with gusty winds, making it feel even colder and kick off a round of lake-effect snow for western Maryland. Highs will only recover to the 30s Friday and Saturday, as overnight lows go down to the teens/near 20 degrees. There could even be a Clipper storm with light snow Friday into Saturday.

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