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November 3, 2010

Rainy day Thursday; sunny, cold for weekend

Low pressure approaching from the west, and a coastal storm off the Carolinas will combine to bring us a rainy day Thursday in Maryland. Once the bad weather moves off, Saturday and Sunday should clear off, but with below-average temperatures and a cold northwest wind for Sunday's rainy day geeseRavens game.

We should begin to see our blue skies fade to gray late today as clouds thicken. The rain is forecast to move in overnight, spreading across the state from the south and west by midnight. The folks in Sterling are predicting up to a quarter inch by morning, and another quarter- to a half-inch during the day Thursday, and a bit more before it ends Thursday evening along the I-95 corridor.

Behind the storm the air will be colder, with Saturday's high struggling to reach 50 degrees. Showers and snow showers may accompany the northwest winds in the western counties late Friday, with "minor" accumulations.

The weekend should see the skies clear, especially east of the mountains. But temperatures will stay cool, and stiff northwest winds will make it seem colder. The average highs for BWI-Marshall at this time of year are around 60 degrees. But Baltimore will be stuck near 50 degrees this weekend. We won't get back to "normal" until the new workweek begins.

Going to the Ravens game Sunday? Dress for 50 degrees and windy. Staying home? Great day for sitting by the fire with the newspaper.

(SUN PHOTO: Jed Kirschbaum, 2010)

Posted by Frank Roylance at 11:08 AM | | Comments (0)
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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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