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February 3, 2012

From heat wave to snow?

There's a chance of snow in the weekend forecast. The National Weather Service says there's 60 percent of precipitation on Saturday night, which could be rain and snow. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

UPDATE: Baltimore professional meteorologist Eric the Red says the latest models back off on the snow:

"Saturday, cloudy, temps in the 40s... chance of light rain late in the day in the west and south. Saturday night, chance of light rain or snow, little or no accumulation, temps in the middle 30s.  An inch would be a bonanza.  Sunday, light rain and snow ending, with little additional accumulation."

Baltimore professional meteorologist Eric the Red says there's still a bit of uncertainty but:

"There is good enough agreement [on the models] to go ahead and pull the trigger on a Piedmont snow for Saturday night and Sunday. At this point, [it] does not look like heavy snow, although things could happen to alter that as well.  South of Baltimore... and along and east of I-95, rain and snow will change to snow before ending. Several inches of snow are likely in the Piedmont of MD, while along and east of I-95 may get a coating to an inch. "

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