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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
The National Weather Service issued a freeze watch for Central Maryland, with a cold front expected to drop temperatures by 30-40 degrees Tuesday into Wednesday. Lows could reach the upper 20s in outlying suburbs and at higher elevations, and the lower 30s in Baltimore. That could damage or kill vulnerable house plants and crops. The freeze watch is in effect late Tuesday night through early Wednesday morning. Tuesday is forecast to start off in the 60s but fall throughout the day as a cold front passes through, bringing rain and storms.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
A mass of cold air is expected to swoop down from Canada early next week, sparking the potential for strong storms and plunging temperatures to unseasonable lows.  "The ingredients are there for strong to severe thunderstorms," said National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Hofmann.  Sunday and Monday will bring hot, muggy weather, with highs in the low to mid-90s, Hofmann said.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Sunday afternoon and evening. The mass of cool, dry air will sweep into the region some time between Monday afternoon and Tuesday evening, bringing high winds and the potential for intense storms, he said.  Baltimore's Office of Emergency Management warned residents Saturday to prepare for strong storms.  " Early reports say very severe weather is possible Monday & Tuesday.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
As a cold front heads toward the warm, moist air that has kept things mild the past couple of days, some rumbles of thunder are possible Monday night. The system has already spawned tornado reports and severe weather to our southwest. The northern half of Maryland, above Annapolis or so, stands a slight risk of severe weather, according to the Storm Prediction Center. Odds are extremely narrow of any actual storms, but the instability expected when the cold front moves in could cause some thunder and lightning.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
The National Weather Service issued a freeze watch for Central Maryland, with a cold front expected to drop temperatures by 30-40 degrees Tuesday into Wednesday. Lows could reach the upper 20s in outlying suburbs and at higher elevations, and the lower 30s in Baltimore. That could damage or kill vulnerable house plants and crops. The freeze watch is in effect late Tuesday night through early Wednesday morning. Tuesday is forecast to start off in the 60s but fall throughout the day as a cold front passes through, bringing rain and storms.
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The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2012
Baltimore may experience a wintry mix in the pre-dawn hours Friday, when a small band of precipitation moves over the city, according to National Weather Service forecasters. A cold front moving in from the Midwest may cause rain to change into snow after 3 a.m., making roads slippery for the morning commute. No accumulation is expected. The overnight hours are expected to be mostly cloudy, with showers beginning after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent. The low temperature is expected to be around 37, with south winds between 9 and 18 miles per hour.
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July 12, 2011
Marylanders will likely go another round with fierce summer heat Tuesday as temperatures threaten to punch into the high 90s and humidity levels shove the misery index into triple-digits. Forecast highs for BWI-Marshall Airport and downtown Baltimore are 98 degrees, which would topple the month's record daily high: 97 degrees on July 12, 1908. Relief is due Tuesday night or Wednesday morning as a cold front sweeps through the region, with a slight chance of some thunderstorms to mark its passage.
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By Frank Roylance and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 7, 2010
The mercury at the airport reached a record-tying 90 degrees Tuesday afternoon as the region baked under a strong sun and southwest winds driven by a summerlike "Bermuda high." The heat, nearly 30 degrees above average for the date, matched the mark established during a similar heat wave early in April 1929. Monday's record high of 84 degrees beat the 83-degree mark set on the same date in 1942. Washington, Annapolis, Hagerstown and Richmond, Charlottesville and Williamsburg, Va., all saw highs Tuesday in the 90s. And there's more to come.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2011
If you liked Monday's weather and highs in the 60s, you'll love the balmy, late-winter forecast for the end of the workweek. But the 60s to near-70-degree highs we're set to enjoy Thursday and Friday won't last. Forecasters say there's a cold front due to move through the region Friday night that will drop temperatures back to more seasonable readings through the holiday weekend. The springlike interludes this week are more than welcome after a winter that saw persistently cold weather in December and January, and several nasty snow and ice storms.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2011
Three days of record high temperatures in Central Maryland were forecast to end overnight with a round of strong but scattered thunderstorms and the passage of a cold front. The state's late-spring heat wave climaxed with a record-breaking 98 degrees Wednesday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, with stifling humidity and a heat index deep into triple digits. Forecasters said the cold front would usher in several days of more typical early June weather, with highs in the 80s, clear skies and low humidity.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,julie.scharper@baltsun.com | December 7, 2008
A fast-moving cold front from Canada brought nippy air and a dusting of snow to the area yesterday, triggering scores of accidents. Although strong winds will blow away the clouds this morning, temperatures are expected to barely edge past freezing today, with forecasted highs 20 degrees lower than normal, said National Weather Service meteorologist Matthew Kramar. Although less than an inch of snow fell yesterday evening, more than 50 crashes were attributed to slick streets, Maryland State Police said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2014
Two days after the region surged into the 60s, a light snow could arrive Tuesday and again on Wednesday, but accumulations were expected to be light. Less than an inch of snow was expected both days as a light snow blankets much of the Northeast, according to the National Weather Service. Weather service forecasters said they expect a chance of light snow around midday Tuesday, and then another early Wednesday morning. AccuWeather.com is calling for 1-3 inches from Virginia to Maine from Tuesday night through Wednesday night.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2013
Rain showers were expected to start overnight Monday, continuing through midday Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Another day of mild temperatures is expected, with overnight lows in the 50s and highs in the lower 60s. Temperatures bottomed out at 51 degrees early Tuesday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, just two degrees below the record for the warmest low temperature for today's date. A cold front is bringing the rain through, and with another cold front expected Thursday, temperatures are expected to drop.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
National Weather Service forecasters are raising predictions for Wednesday's warmth, from the upper 50s to the lower 60s and now, closer to 70 degrees. When a cold front reaches that mild air late Wednesday night, it could fuel storms, though they are not expected to be severe in Maryland. The weather service is forecasting a high of 67 degrees at BWI Marshall Airport Wednesday. The record high for Jan. 30 is 72 degrees, set in 1914. A record the airport could come closer to threatening is that for the warmest low temperature recorded, a 50-degree minimum on Jan. 30, 2002.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
As a cold front heads toward the warm, moist air that has kept things mild the past couple of days, some rumbles of thunder are possible Monday night. The system has already spawned tornado reports and severe weather to our southwest. The northern half of Maryland, above Annapolis or so, stands a slight risk of severe weather, according to the Storm Prediction Center. Odds are extremely narrow of any actual storms, but the instability expected when the cold front moves in could cause some thunder and lightning.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2012
Sandy is no ordinary hurricane. A remarkable configuration of weather systems are tugging on the storm system as it slogs up the eastern seaboard, slowing and widening the cyclone. A full moon will drag tides up the shore just as the storm whips the sea. And an area of low pressure is expected to pump in cold air from the west that could lead to several inches of snow in Western Maryland. "It's a very, very rare storm, and the way it is going to interact, the confluence of things coming together late in the season, is something we'll be taking a look at for years to come," said Steve Zubrick, science and operations officer at the National Weather Service's Sterling, Va., office.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2012
The Baltimore area is in for a third straight October day in the 80s on this Orange Friday, but a cold snap is ahead. Highs at BWI Marshall Airport reached 81 Wednesday and 80 Thursday, with lows, respectively, of 70 and 62 degrees. That is well above the normal 70-degree highs and 50-degree lows this time of year. But temperatures are expected to drop well below normal once a cold front passes through the region Saturday afternoon. As WBAL's Tom Tasselmeyer pointed out in a tweet this morning, the front has already passed the Chicago area, which plunged to 45 degrees this morning, but out ahead of it in Cleveland, it's still in the 60s. Saturday could reach the mid-70s in the afternoon before the front arrives, but things will cool off quickly once it gets here and the sun sets.
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | November 19, 2009
John Polyniak of Lake Shore says that in late fall, it often gets cold and frosty just before a warm front arrives. "Why?" he asks. Steve Zubrick, an NWS science officer, says it's a cycle. A cold front passes by, temperatures drop. High pressure moves in, skies clear, winds calm, frost forms. Then the high moves east, allowing the next low to approach. It drags in a warm front, just ahead of the next cold front. Cycles. Up-to-the-minute local data and radar at marylandweather.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2012
Alex and Laura Garcia slogged back to their car after visiting the Baltimore Farmer's Market on Sunday, wiping sweat from their faces. After days of record-breaking, three-digit heat, the Bolton Hill couple agreed that what typically passes for hot would feel like paradise. "If it was 90, it's sad to say, but I'd feel like that would be pretty nice," Alex Garcia said. The region's reward for making it through 11 straight days of temperatures hovering around 100 degrees is a full week in the 80s starting Monday, National Weather Service officials said Sunday.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2012
The Baltimore area hit 90 degrees for the first time since Aug. 10 on Monday, tying a heat record set in 2002. Temperatures briefly passed the milestone at BWI Marshall Airport at 3:51 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. It was the hottest day of a year that has already been marked with warmer-than-average temperatures. And the heat is not likely to linger — cooler weather was expected to move in behind a cold front overnight Monday. A high-pressure system settled over the Carolinas and sent warm southerly winds heating the region and keeping it dry, said Carrie Suffern, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. A cold front was expected to move through the region Monday night, bringing temperatures down to the mid-70s Tuesday.
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