Record low hit Friday in wake of snowfall; highs in 20s forecast

Baltimore set records for snow and cold after Thursday's storm.

Baltimore set a record low temperature Friday morning, dropping to 10 degrees at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport  -- and temperatures are only expected to climb into the mid-20s in the afternoon.

The low dropped below a record for Friday's date of 13 degrees, set in 1901, following a string of single-digit record lows last month.

A wind chill advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. for Carroll, Howard and northern Baltimore counties. A 5-10 mph breeze could make it feel like as cold as 10 degrees below zero.

Sunny skies are forecast to help begin melting snow and ice despite the cold temperatures, as the sun's intensity increases with spring approaching.

The snow narrowly missed being the season's heaviest at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, with 6.2 inches Thursday but 6.3 inches from a storm Feb. 21. It broke a record for snowfall on March 5 -- 4 inches set in 1902.

Clouds are expected to move in during the afternoon and evening hours, with temperatures dropping into the teens after sundown and to the lower teens by early Saturday morning.

The temperatures are 15-25 degrees below normal for this time of year.

Temperatures are expected to rebound over the weekend, with a high of 40 degrees Saturday and around 50 degrees Sunday. Lows are forecast in the 30s.

Highs are forecast around 50 degrees to start next week.

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