Frigid stretch of sub-freezing temperatures starts Wednesday

Sub-freezing temperatures are forecast throughout the day Wednesday, with a risk for black ice and slippery conditions in the Baltimore area.

Overnight lows were forecast to drop into the 20s, with a 5-10 mph breeze making it feel like the teens.

Temperatures are expected to peak slightly below freezing Wednesday afternoon, with 5-10 mph winds continuing and making it feel like the teens and 20s.

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies are expected.

Wednesday night into Thursday, temperatures are forecast to drop even colder, into the teens to around 20 degrees, with wind chills close to the single digits.

Thursday is forecast to be the coldest day of the week, with gusty 10-25 mph winds making air temperatures peaking in the mid-20s feel like 10-15 degrees. Mostly sunny skies are expected to continue.

Temperatures could rebound to only slightly above freezing Friday, with lows in the 20s, before a chance for a mix of snow, rain and sleet Saturday with highs around 40 degrees.

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