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Partly cloudy with temps near 40 for Thanksgiving in Baltimore

After a day that saw snow showers and even a few inches of the white stuff to the north and west of the city, Baltimore is expected to be partly cloudy on Thanksgiving Day.

The National Weather Service says the day will see high temperatures near 41, with northwest winds of 5 to 9 mph. As of 8 a.m., the humidity was 82 percent.

Tonight will also be partly cloudy, with a low around 33 and winds of 8 to 11 mph.

On Friday, the weather service is predictinga sunny day, with a high near 40 and northwest winds of 10 to 16 mph, and gusts as high as 22 mph.

 

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Storm drops wet snow across region, rainy slush along I-95

Several inches of snow fell across the northern tier of Maryland on Wednesday, with a slushy mess of wet snow and rain for travelers along the Interstate 95 corridor.

As the intense storm moved up the East Coast, there were reports of "thundersnow" -- thunder and lightning in a winter storm -- in Baltimore city and county. Early snowfall reports included 3 inches in Jarrettsville, 2.5 inches near Millers in Carroll County, 1.9 inches near Glyndon and 0.6 inches near Columbia. 

The season's first measurable snow in Baltimore, 0.2 inches, was reported at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the region's point of record.

The snow was tapering off across the region by late Wednesday afternoon.

Maryland State Police enacted snow emergency plans in Carroll County and points west, prohibiting parking along designated snow emergency routes.

According to flight tracking website FlightAware, 73 flights had been delayed and four flights had been canceled at BWI.

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What you need to know about pre-Thanksgiving storm

A slushy mess is forecast to descend on the Interstate 95 corridor Wednesday, with heavy snow to the north and west. Here is what you need to know about when it's coming and what to expect.

When it's coming: Precipitation is forecast to start as rain late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, turning into snow around daybreak at higher elevations west and north of Baltimore, and by mid-morning or midday closer to I-95. It is forecast to be out of the area by Wednesday afternoon or evening. How much snow will fall: Given that rain is expected to mix in for longer in Baltimore and along I-95, an inch or two of slushy snow is expected to accumulate on grassy surfaces and cars. But snow accumulations are expected to increase sharply moving northwest from that corridor, with 3-6 inches in northern parts of Carroll, Baltimore and Harford counties and as much as 8 inches near the Mason-Dixon Line. Travel impacts expected: Snow could have a hard time sticking to pavement, particularly in...

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Storm to drop wintry mess on Thanksgiving travelers

Though temperatures neared a record high Monday, a wintry blast looms for the busiest travel day of the year Wednesday, with a mess of rain turning to snow expected along Interstate 95 and more than 6 inches of snow possible farther inland.

Highways officials and meteorologists urged travelers to prepare a "Plan B" and watch weather forecasts, with the potential for heavy precipitation that could snarl traffic and delay or cancel flights, even if snow accumulations are light. Several inches of snow are predicted along I-95 from Washington to Boston, with more just to the west. Tranquil — but cold — weather is forecast to follow for Thanksgiving.

A widespread power outage at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday showed it doesn't take much to disrupt things, especially with Thanksgiving travelers coming and going in their largest numbers since 2007. An electrical problem blacked out the airport for an hour and a half in the morning, halting security...

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Forecasters predicting 'heavy snow' for Northeast on Wednesday

Several inches of snow are possible west of Interstate 95 on Wednesday, but more of a wintry mix of rain and snow is expected for Thanksgiving travelers along the busy corridor, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter storm watch is in effect for Wednesday in Carroll, Harford and northern Baltimore counties, with 6 inches or more of snow possible.

The weather service is calling for 1-3 inches closer to I-95 and less than an inch of slushy accumulation to the southeast, closer to the relatively warm waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Forecasting models are suggesting that a low-pressure system will form over the Carolinas and sweep up the coast. But, as is often the case with these early-season coastal storms, it's difficult to pin down a precise track -- and thus, precise precipitation forecasts. How closely the storm hugs the coast helps to dictate both how much precipitation falls and whether it falls as rain or snow.

Regardless, it is likely to be a messy travel day up and...

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Record warmth forecast Monday; snow chances Wednesday

Warming temperatures could threaten a record in Baltimore on Monday, but just two days later, forecasters are watching chances for a snowy mess the day before Thanksgiving.

Temperatures reached 67 degrees by 9 a.m. at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, after dropping to an overnight low of 51 degrees.

Highs could near the mid-70s, which would break a record high of 73 degrees set in 1979. (Remember, it was only five days ago that a record low of 19 degrees was set at BWI.)

By midday, blustery 20-30 mph winds are expected.

Rain showers fell overnight into the morning hours, with 0.39 inches measured at BWI. 

Things are forecast to cool back down quickly, with highs in the mid-50s Tuesday and lows in the upper 30s Tuesday night.

Wednesday could bring a wintry mix of precipitation turning into snow, with afternoon highs only in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s going into Thanksgiving morning. Accumulating snow is possible Wednesday night into Thursday...

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