New Year's Eve forecast: Cloudy, highs near 40

By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun

6:36 AM EST, December 31, 2012


This year ends with a seasonable day in Baltimore, with a highs in the mid 40s and cloudy skies.

Monday is expected to start near freezing, with lows in the lower 30s. Normal temperatures this time of year are a high around 42 and a low around 25.

Clouds are expected to move in throughout the day, with southwest winds shifting to westerly winds of about 10-15 mph. With the wind chill, temperatures will feel in the upper 20s in the morning and mid-30s by the afternoon.

For those who plan to venture outside to see fireworks at midnight, temperatures are expected to be around 40 with a breeze making it feel close to freezing.

On Tuesday, the first day of 2013 will bring a chance of rain or a wintry mix during the day and more seasonable temperatures, with highs in the mid 40s and lows near 30 degrees.

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