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Cold air caps the week with temps falling Friday

Frigid weather is forecast Friday and Saturday. Temperatures are forecast to drop throughout the day Friday, starting in the mid-30s in the morning and reaching the lower 20s by the evening, and gusty winds of 20-40 mph are expected to make it feel like the teens and down to the single digits overnight into Saturday.

A frigid, snowy weather pattern for the eastern United States is expected to continue into next week – with chances for accumulating snow expected on Super Bowl Sunday into Monday.

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Snow is likely Sunday afternoon into Monday morning as a system is expected to pass south of the region, putting Maryland on its colder and snowier side, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters expect the system to pass through relatively quickly, but said accumulating snow is "certainly a possibility." It was too early to predict any totals Thursday.

In between the two systems, frigid air is expected over the region. Lows are forecast in the teens, with wind chills in the single digits, early Saturday morning. Highs Saturday are forecast only in the upper 20s, with blustery winds making it feel like the teens.

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Lows are forecast from the upper teens to lower 20s Sunday and Monday mornings, with highs in the 20s and 30s, and temperatures are expected in the single digits by Tuesday morning.

Baltimore health officials declared a "Code Blue" advisory for Friday and Saturday, opening up extra space in city homeless shelters and organizing efforts to encourage homeless and other vulnerable populations to stay out of the cold.

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