Arctic front coming in

Snow flurries could fall in part of state as temperatures drop

November 16, 2008|By Julie Scharper | Julie Scharper,

An arctic air front is bringing cooler temperatures to the area - and even a chance of a snow flurry in the next few days - a big change from yesterday's balmy weather.

Expect clear and blustery weather today with a high near 50, a 20-degree drop from yesterday's high, said National Weather Service meteorologist Brandon Peloquin.

The temperature will continue to fall in the next few days, with high temperatures in the upper 40s forecast for tomorrow and highs in the low 40s Tuesday. Low temperatures Tuesday will be below freezing, he said.

A front of cold air from Canada could bring snow to Western Maryland tonight and tomorrow, and there is a chance that flurries might fall in the suburbs to the north and west of Baltimore, Peloquin said.

"It's just a few flurries, though," he said. "It's nothing to worry about, but a sign that it's November and colder air is coming in."

The cold front collided with a rain system from the south yesterday, bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to the Baltimore area.

A tornado watch yesterday for Central and Eastern Maryland was lifted in the early afternoon.

Strong winds are expected today, with gusts up to 35 mph, Peloquin said.

The average high temperature for this time of year is 57, and the average low is 35, he said.

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