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Maryland weather: Cold front produces rare April snow flurries Friday morning

Snow flurries, rare for April in Maryland, were observed across the Baltimore region Friday morning.

Some snowflakes but no accumulations were reported as light precipitation moved across the region, and temperatures remained stuck in the mid-40s. Snow can fall even if temperatures are above freezing close to the ground, because the air overhead is colder.

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Observations at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the region’s point of record, had not been reported yet as of midday Friady. But even a trace of snowfall there would be an unusual observation this far into the spring.

Snowfall has been recorded in Baltimore during April only twice since 2000.

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In 2007, a trace of snow was reported April 6, and 0.2 inches of snowfall was observed the day after that. In 2000, there was a trace of snowfall April 5 and 0.2 inches on April 9.

Cool conditions are forecast to remain into Saturday, with chances for a frost in outlying areas early Saturday morning. Highs are forecast in the lower 50s Friday and the upper 50s Saturday, before a rebound into the 60s on Sunday. Rain is likely Sunday evening.

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