By Meg McNamara

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A significant warm-up is underway today.

We started our day in the low 50s, which was a welcome change after the low 30s we had Monday morning.

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Skies are clearing across Maryland, making way for mostly sunny skies Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures will soar into the mid 70s today.

Clouds make a comeback late this evening and temperatures will fall to the mid 50s overnight.

Our warm-up continues on Wednesday when temperatures cruise into the upper 70s.

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We could see a few evening showers, but the best bet for rain looks to be north and west of the Baltimore area.

A better chance for rain and scattered thunderstorms arrives in Maryland on Thursday afternoon and evening thanks to a strong cold front that will move through.

Temperatures on Thursday will have time to get into the low 80s before the colder air arrives.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of Maryland under a marginal risk for severe storms.

Western Maryland is excluded, but the rest of the state could see an isolated severe storm. 

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That cold front knocks temperatures back to a seasonal range and Friday will be sunny with mid 60s.