Baltimore weather: Saturday snow follows warm stretch

After a stretch of warm weather Friday, Baltimore and surrounding areas in northern Maryland saw snow showers Saturday.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory from 2 p.m. until midnight Saturday for a region that includes northern Baltimore County, Carroll County, northwest Howard County and Harford County. Baltimore city was added to the advisory at about 2:15 p.m.

“Snow may mix with sleet at times,” the advisory states. “Total snow and sleet accumulations of 2 to 5 inches.” Forecasts ranged from 3-4 inches of snow in Carroll County to 1-2 inches in Baltimore city.

Baltimore County Public Schools isn’t taking any risks with the weather. The district has already announced that all school-sponsored activities will close at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday’s forecast is a stark contrast to what Baltimore has been experiencing.

Friday’s weather was a high of 61 degrees in Baltimore, according to the National Weather Service.

Other areas in the region saw record warm temperatures this week. At Washington Dulles International Airport on Thursday, a high of 76 broke the old record of 68 set in 1982, according to the National Weather Service.

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