Here's what you need to know to start your day.
The winter landscape of leafless trees, low sunrises and cold mornings is upon us, even though winter doesn’t officially begin until Dec. 21. Today, the mercury will climb to a high of 33, with a low in the 20s overnight. Cheer up, Baltimore will be veritable Miami compared to Western Maryland, where temperatures could sink to the teens and even single digits. There is a 12 percent chance of precipitation, with winds rising to a blustery 20 mph. These conditions will continue at least through Friday. BRRRRRRRRR!
TRENDING ONLINE THIS MORNING
FROM LAST NIGHT
A two-alarm fire burned an East Baltimore warehouse owned by the city's oldest family-operated coffee distribution company Monday, causing roughly $150,000 in damage, the owner estimated.
Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said new budget figures show Maryland’s economic picture even bleaker than he had warned during the campaign, and will make it tougher to devise a plan to cut taxes.
Darius Irani, chief economist of Towson University’s Regional Economic Institute, said Monday that Maryland’s economy is poised for a slowdown, pointing to weakness in the labor market that could continue through 2016.
Anne Arundel County Executive-elect Steve Schuh appointed Diane Croghan Monday as the county’s first female chief of staff in 25 years, while incoming Harford County Executive Barry Glassman said he would abolish the post entirely.
TODAY’S FRONT PAGE
The City Council voted Monday to ban plastic bags and require all of Baltimore’s nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she would veto both measures.
One hundred and twenty three Maryland Army reservists will be called up for Ebola duty in West Africa to help support the U.S. Agency for International Development’s relief efforts there.