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Maryland weather: Dusting of snow falls in Baltimore area, with up to 4 inches in Carroll County

After two days of mild temperatures and pleasant sunshine, a bit of wintry precipitation fell in the Baltimore area Sunday.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. in the Baltimore and Washington region, where forecasters said 1 to 2 inches of snow would fall, potentially mixing with rain along the way. The highest accumulations are likely on non-paved surfaces. The advisory includes Baltimore City and County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County.

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As of about 7 a.m., three tenths of an inch of snow had accumulated at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, half an inch in White Marsh and a little less than an inch near Pimlico in Baltimore City. Parts of Carroll County were hit harder. Manchester had 4 inches and Westminster 3.5.

By about 9 a.m., precipitation was winding down as the storm system headed east, although some snow flurries were expected to linger into the afternoon.

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Saturday, temperatures in Baltimore reached 60 degrees, but they plummeted to 31 degrees overnight. Sunday morning, pavement temperatures remained in the upper 30s, preventing some of the snowfall from sticking, said Austin Mansfield, meteorologist from the National Weather Service.

Monday, temperatures may not climb above freezing in the Baltimore area, but they could rise to 40 degrees Tuesday. Mild temperatures are expected to bounce back by midweek, bringing a high of 50 degrees Wednesday. Thursday’s high is forecasted to reach 62 degrees with a 80% chance of rain.


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