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Maryland weather: Snow leaves Baltimore area as temperature warms, but refreezing possible overnight

For the second Sunday in a row, snow fell around the Baltimore area, with areas north and west of the city hit especially hard.

Baltimore City, though, dodged much of the intense snowfall.

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As of about 1 p.m., 4 inches had fallen in Norrisville in northern Baltimore County, but only about an inch was recorded in Baltimore City’s Pimlico neighborhood Sunday morning, and 0.3 in Mount Washington.

Forest Hill in Harford County had 5 inches, Westminster in Carroll County had 2.9 inches, Columbia in Howard County had 1.3 inches, and Annapolis had less than half an inch.

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Afternoon highs for much of the area were forecast in the lower to middle 40s, which will melt some of the snow. But, temperatures will quickly drop below freezing around sunset, according to the National Weather Service.

“Any standing water or slushy surfaces will re-freeze,” forecasters wrote, adding that no additional snow accumulation is expected.

Overnight lows are expected to be in the teens in most areas, and lower 20s in downtown Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Monday is expected to be chilly, despite sunshine and dry weather. A light wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is forecast for late Monday night into Tuesday, which could affect the morning commute. Temperatures Tuesday are forecast to rise well above freezing.

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Sunday’s snow came after a few days of sun and mild temperatures melted much of last week’s snowfall from Sunday to Tuesday — as much as 6 inches in some parts of the region.

Sunday’s heaviest snow fell between 8 a.m. and noon, according to the National Weather Service. A winter storm warning and winter weather advisory covering the Baltimore area expired at noon.

Maryland State Police received “minimal” calls related to the wintry weather Sunday, according to their Twitter account. They responded to 52 crashes, 14 disabled vehicles and 235 calls for service between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m.

A number of attractions in the area had closed as of Sunday morning, including the Maryland Zoo and American Visionary Art Museum.

At least one coronavirus vaccination site was staying open Sunday in spite of the weather — the Six Flags America location in Prince George’s County.

“Conditions should clear rapidly by Sunday afternoon as high pressure builds in from the west,” NWS forecasters wrote. “This will result in a dry but chilly night Sunday night.”

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