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WEATHER BLOG: Sunshine

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Bernadette Woods

What a beautiful day! The sun is out and temperatures are in the low 50s Tuesday. Enjoy it, because we have a new storm moving our way Wednesday. This is a borderline storm for us, but we could see some wet snowfall accumulations by the time it gets out of here overnight Wednesday.

This storm is going to start out as mainly rain late Wednesday morning with temperatures getting to near 40 degrees. Rain will change over to snow late Wednesday afternoon through evening, starting in western Maryland and spreading southeastward. The initial snow will just melt on the roads since the ground is so warm and temperatures will be above freezing. However, as the sun sets (5:41 p.m.) and colder air gets pulled into this storm, we will see some accumulating snow Wednesday night.

Snowfall amounts break down like this:
4″+ for far western Maryland
1-3″ for the northern tier counties (line cuts across southern Cecil to the northern part of the Beltway to southern Frederick Co.)
Coating-1″ for the central Eastern Shore, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, over to and including D.C.
Little to nothing for southern Maryland and the lower Eastern Shore

This storm will be out of here Thursday morning, with sunshine returning and temperatures rebounding to the low 40s Thursday afternoon. Dry air and seasonable temperatures will continue Friday before another front moves our way over the weekend.

The next front will come down from the northwest. There is the chance for a rain/snow mix again with this one later Saturday into Sunday. It will have colder air rushing down behind it, so highs will only be in the 30s Sunday.

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