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Snow flurries in Baltimore? Chilly Thursday will give way to warmer temperatures, forecasters say

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with some out-of-season snow?

Some in the Baltimore area reported seeing light snow flurries Thursday, as the National Weather Service warned of “brisk and chilly” conditions.

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A freeze watch for Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties expired at 9 a.m., and is set to go back in effect late Thursday into Friday morning.

The snowfall record for April 22 at the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is just a trace amount, recorded in 1984.

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Scattered sprinkles and flurries are possible before 11 a.m. in the Baltimore area, according to the National Weather Service. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the chance of snow flurries dissipates, but sprinkles of rain are still possible. Thursday’s high is near 54 degrees, with wind gusts as high as 32 mph.

Temperatures are poised to warm on Friday, which is likely to be sunny with a high near 64, but there could be a rainy weekend ahead.

There’s a 50% chance of rain showers after 2 p.m. on Saturday, with a high temperature near 67. There’s a 90% chance of rain overnight, and it’s likely to continue into Sunday morning. After that, it’ll be partly sunny with a high near 67.

Temperatures will continue to warm, according to the National Weather Service, with a high of 80 forecast for Wednesday.

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