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Today's Forecast Updated Friday at 11:39 AM
While the snow flurries will be ending this afternoon, the biting cold is going nowhere. The brisk northwesterly winds that brought the Lake Effect snow will continue at 10 to 15 mph and keep wind chill values in the 20s and low 30s,
- This Afternoon:
- Partly Sunny, Windy, Cold, Few Flurries
- Highs: 38-43
- Wind: NW 10-15
- Mostly Cloudy & Cold
- Lows: 26-33
- Wind: Light
- Mostly Cloudy, Not as Cold
- Highs: 45-48
- Wind: S 5-10
While it is still fall through Sunday, today's snow flurries and biting cold are making a mockery of the season! A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until early this afternoon for areas of Western Maryland and the panhandle of West Virginia with 2 to 4 inches of snow possible. The brisk northwesterly winds that brought a smattering of Lake Effect snow to our region will continue at 10 to 15 mph this afternoon. And as the mercury struggles to reach 40 degrees - well below the 53 degree seasonal average - wind chill values will remain in the 20s and low 30s. Encouragingly, high pressure will start to build in during the day and come to dominate the remainder of the weekend. And while a very chilly night lies ahead with readings in the upper 20s, Saturday will see a wind shift to the south and temperatures turning a bit milder with highs in the mid to upper 40s. Sunday promises to be more comfortable yet with temperatures in the mid 50s. And for those who can postpone their return travel until Monday, that day - the first day of meteorological winter - will be the most pleasant of the long Thanksgiving weekend: highs near 60 under partly sunny skies are likely! It will be day like this one that belies the season! Bundle up and enjoy your day.
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