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Baltimore weather: Rain and snow mix possible this weekend, and again Monday

They’re not saying it’s definitely going to happen. They’re just saying it could happen.

A cold front this weekend could bring winter weather — and possibly some more snow — to the Baltimore area, according to the National Weather Service.

“We’ll have another burst of late winter,” said Jeremy Geiger, a meteorologist with the weather service. Temperatures are expected to be colder than usual, plunging into the low 30s and high 20s Friday night into Sunday.

Rain is expected in the Baltimore area on Friday night, mixing with snow and possibly sleet after 5 a.m. Saturday — but little to no accumulation is expected, the NWS said. The high is expected to be near 42 degrees Saturday.

The skies should clear up by Saturday night, but temperatures will remain low — around 26 degrees. Sunday is expected to be sunny, but a mix of rain and snow is possible again before 2 p.m. Monday.

“As of right now we’re seeing the best chance of snow is in mountainous elevations and in further west and northwest Maryland,” Geiger said. “We’re looking at maybe an inch in Baltimore — if that.”

A trace of snow has fallen in Baltimore in April during three of the past five years. There hasn’t been measurable snow at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in April since 2007, when 0.2 of an inch fell.

In 1924, a surprise snowstorm left 9.5 inches of snow and sleet in the city on the first of April. The April Fools’ Day Storm, as it became known, entered the record books as the largest April snowfall for Baltimore.

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