Cool night expected for Baltimore monument lighting, flurries possible Friday

Cool weather and cloudy skies are expected for the annual Washington Monument Lighting event Thursday night.

Daytime temperatures are forecast to reach near 50 degrees and dip into the mid to low 40s during the 46th year of the lighting at Mount Vernon Place, according to the National Weather Service.

The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore will light more than 16,000 LED lights decorating the monument, and also set off a fireworks display during the event which runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. More than 20 vendors will be selling food, beer and wine, and offering photos with Santa and other activities for children.

The Baltimore area may get its first snowfall this weekend, as colder weather is expected.

There’s a slight chance of snowfall Friday before 1 a.m., the forecast says. The overnight low will dip to 31. Saturday will be sunny and cool, with temperatures hovering around 40 degreesand a 40 percent chance of snow possible before midnight Saturday.

Sunday will be sunny with temperatures remaining below 40, according to the weather service.

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