Read today's eNewspaper

National Weather Service

Baltimore hits 70, tying record high, but icy weekend lies ahead

Baltimore hits 70, tying record high, but icy weekend lies ahead

Baltimore tied a 127-year-old record high Thursday, hitting 70 degrees, but forecasters are projecting an icy weekend ahead.

Temperatures at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport matched a record for Jan. 12 set at the U.S. Customs House downtown in 1890, while the Inner Harbor hit 71 degrees.

A flow of air from the southwest carried in the warmth, but a cold front was approaching from the northwest Thursday and was expected to cross the region early Friday. It was expected to drop temperatures back into the 40s by daybreak and the 30s by nightfall.

The cold air in place over the region by that point, mixed with a wave of precipitation late Friday,...

45°