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Maryland weather: Baltimore sees dusting of snow Saturday

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A powerful winter storm hammered rain and snow on the region Saturday, dropping 6 inches in parts of Carroll County and dusting Baltimore with half an inch to 1 inch of snow.

The Baltimore and Washington region is under a wind advisory until 1 a.m. Sunday as fierce wind gusts could reach up to 50 mph. The wind could blow tree branches down and knock out power, according to the National Weather Service.

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A morning mix of sleet and rain turned into a snowfall that dropped 1-2 inches per hour. The heaviest snow fell mid to late morning and receded by early afternoon.

Around 5 inches fell in the western and northern parts of Maryland. Parkton in northern Baltimore County saw 4 inches of snow while an inch accumulated in Edgemere, according to the National Weather Service. Over 3 inches fell in Forest Hill in Harford County.

Bitter temperatures will remain through Sunday as a cold front sweeps through the region.

A winter weather advisory in Baltimore and Washington D.C., and parts of Anne Arundel, Carroll, Baltimore, Howard and Harford counties ended by 3 p.m.

Despite Friday’s mild temperatures, the snow stuck on surfaces and created slippery road conditions during the morning.

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Temperatures will continue to drop rapidly from a high of 40 to a low of 20 degrees by Saturday night.

Precipitation is forecast to clear by Saturday night and leave behind dangerously low wind chills. Blustery conditions and 20-degree temperatures will persist through Sunday morning.

The rebound of winter weather this weekend won’t last long, however. By Sunday night, a high-pressure system will build and push temperatures into the 60s Monday. Mild temperatures will continue to climb throughout the week, with a forecasted high of 66 degrees Thursday.


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