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Maryland weather: 2-4 inches of snow possible Wednesday night through midday Friday

The Baltimore region could see 2 to 4 inches of snow later this week, according to the National Weather Service, as a winter storm is likely to hit the area.

The precipitation, mainly snow, is likely to begin Wednesday night and continue until midday Friday. A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Thursday for the first round of the long-lasting storm.

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“Confidence is high this will be a significant winter precip and long duration event (36-42 hrs in duration) with moderate impacts,” according to a National Weather Service forecast.

Temperatures will climb into the upper 30s Wednesday, and there is a 40% chance of snow and rain this afternoon. The chance for snow reaches nearly 100% Wednesday night, with 1 to 3 inches possible and a low around 29 degrees.

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Thursday, an extra inch of accumulation is possible. High temperatures are expected to be in the mid 30s.

“A second round of wintry precipitation is expected as the surface low moves off to our south Thursday afternoon into Friday,” meteorologists wrote about the forecast. “This second round will likely be the heaviest snow of the event.”

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