Wind chills in 20s with sunshine forecast Wednesday

Sunny skies and temperatures peaking around 40 degrees are forecast Wednesday, but with gusty winds of 20-40 mph, it should feel like the 20s for most of the day.

Temperatures were expected to drop to the upper 20s by early Wednesday morning, with clouds clearing out by around sunrise. Winds could make it feel like the mid-teens.

Though one to four inches of snow had been predicted to fall Tuesday and early Wednesday morning, few flakes ended up sticking for long on Baltimore pavements. Some areas in Baltimore County, Harford County and Carroll County got two to three inches of snow by Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service, while Howard County got three to four inches of snow.

There were reports of two to four inches of snow on the Eastern Shore, and many school districts there and in Allegany County were closed or on a two-hour delay. Ocean City declared a liberal leave policy for its employees.

Mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-30s were expected by midday, with the winds making it feel like the upper 20s at the warmest.

The cold was expected to continue into Thursday morning, with temperatures in the mid- to lower 20s as winds die down. Thursday afternoon could reach the upper 40s, with increasing clouds.

Friday morning lows were expected around 40 degrees, with afternoon highs in the lower 60s and rain showers likely for most of the day.

More showers were likely Saturday, with highs reaching the mid-60s, while dry weather could return Sunday, with highs in the upper 50s and clouds.

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