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Maryland snow: Baltimore-area schools delayed, dusting still expected across region

Some scattered snow showers are expected to continue across the Baltimore region through Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Many area school systems opened two hours late because of a forecasted half-inch of snow. The streets were clear in downtown Baltimore as of late Tuesday morning.

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The snow had been expected to cause problems for the morning commute. Decreased visibility was the concern, weather service meteorologist Luis Rosa said.

“Expect some snow to be falling,” he said. “There could be a reduction in visibility. Just use caution.”

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Early-morning snow falls in Catonsville, delaying the opening of area schools by two hours.
Early-morning snow falls in Catonsville, delaying the opening of area schools by two hours.(Jeffrey F. Bill / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

If this weekend’s warm temperatures had people hoping for a premature spring, Rosa has bad news. Temperatures in the mid-30s, and 35 mph wind gusts, are expected throughout the day, he said.

“It’s going to be turning much colder,” he said. “We’re still in the middle of winter.”

Temperatures are expected to be in the 30s on Wednesday. Temperatures on Thursday could hit nearly 50 degrees, but another cold front that night should lower them again Friday and Saturday to just above freezing.

“It’s kind of a roller-coaster ride this week,” Rosa said.

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