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Wintry mix falls across Md. as temperatures drop

Traces of snow and ice were reported north and west of Baltimore early Tuesday as temperatures plunged 35 degrees colder than they were a day ago.

The National Weather Service reported traces of snowfall across northern Baltimore and Harford counties and Carroll County, with as much as 0.8 inches of snow in Hampstead.

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Temperatures plummeted after a cold front passed through late Monday. They fell from a high of 69 degrees Monday afternoon at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to a low of 34 early Tuesday morning.

A winter weather advisory is meanwhile in effect in Frederick County and western Maryland until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

In the Baltimore area, precipitation is expected to continue as a light, cold rain throughout the rest of Tuesday, with temperatures holding steady in the mid- to upper 30s.

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Warmer air returns Wednesday, with highs in the lower 50s and cloudy skies. More clouds and highs in the mid-40s are expected Thursday.

More rain showers are possible Friday and Saturday with temperatures in the 40s.

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