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Freezing drizzle possible overnight and into Presidents Day in the Baltimore area, forecasters say

The dreary, wet weather is likely to continue into Presidents Day across the Baltimore region, forecasters say.

Overnight Sunday temperatures are expected to dip to a low around 34 degrees, and there’s a chance of patchy drizzle that could be heavy at times, the National Weather Service said. The chance of precipitation will be around 50%.

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A winter weather advisory is in effect for Northern Baltimore County, Northwest Montgomery, Howard, Harford and Carroll counties, the weather service said, until 10 a.m. Monday.

On Monday, there will be patchy drizzle and fog with a chance of light rain. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

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The chance of rain increases to 90% Monday night with a chance of a quarter to half an inch.

After a mostly sunny day Tuesday and partly sunny day Wednesday, snow is likely to return late Wednesday night into Thursday, possibly mixed with freezing rain, mainly after 2 a.m.

Thursday’s forecast calls for snow, freezing rain and sleet before 2 p.m., then freezing rain between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and rain after 3 pm.

Sunday’s rain came after several days of wintry weather, which began with a Wednesday night snowstorm that dropped around 4 inches in the Baltimore area. A winter weather advisory for freezing rain ended at 10 a.m. Sunday.

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Certain areas got a dusting of snow over the past 18 hours, according to the National Weather Service. White Marsh in Baltimore County had recorded 0.3 of an inch as of Sunday morning, Columbia in Howard County had recorded 0.2 and Pasadena in Anne Arundel County had recorded 0.1.

Between 8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, as the weather service issued repeated warnings about icy roadways, Maryland State Police responded to 152 crashes, 46 disabled or unattended vehicles, and 987 calls for service.

Baltimore Police also responded to several crashes in the city Saturday, one of them fatal.

Around 10:30 a.m., a 55-year-old man was killed on the Jones Falls Expressway near 41st Street when he was struck by a car while changing a tire on his pickup truck. Baltimore police said the car that struck the victim was traveling at a high rate of speed in the northbound lane when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The victim was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died. Two other people, one in critical condition and one whose injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, were treated at other hospitals, the Baltimore Fire Department said.

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