Sunshine, temperatures in 40s forecast Wednesday

Unseasonably cold temperatures are here Wednesday, with highs around 50 degrees after an early morning freeze.

Early morning lows reached 31 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 1 degree from tying a record set in 1962. While temperatures should reach the 40s by mid-morning, a northerly or northwesterly breeze is forecast to make it feel like the 30s through midday. Winds of 15-20 mph are expected.

Small amounts of snow were reported in the region late Tuesday, from as much as one inch in a part of Baltimore County and a quarter to a half-inch in parts of Carroll and Harford counties.

Dry air moved into the region behind rain and storms that passed through Tuesday. Dew points are forecast in the teens throughout Wednesday, a level more common in the winter and sharply drier than dew points in the 50s and 60s in recent days.

A freeze watch was again in effect for late Wednesday night through early Thursday morning, according to the weather service. Lows are expected in the upper 20s to lower 30s around the region.

Some clouds and highs in the upper 50s are forecast Thursday and Friday, with lows in the lower 40s Friday.

A chance of showers is possible Saturday with highs back into the mid-60s.

Baltimore Sun reporter Carrie Wells contributed to this report.

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