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February 16, 2012

Snow still a possibility for Saturday into Sunday

Baltimore Sun reporter Steve Kilar offers this guest post:
 
The National Weather Service is still predicting a decent chance of snow for Saturday night, going into Sunday morning, though the amount of new precipitation is expected to be slight.
 
The holiday weekend is predicted to start off partly sunny on Saturday with increasing cloud cover as the day moves on. The high will be around 50 degrees. There is a 50 percent chance of rain Saturday night that could turn to snow after midnight. Lows will be in the mid-30s.
 
"[The chance of snow] is going to depend on the exact track of a low-pressure system moving in from the Gulf [of Mexico] to the northeast" and how far north the pressure system goes, said weather service meteorologist Carrie Suffern, based in Sterling, Va., said Thursday night. Whether snow develops hinges on how quickly cold air moves in behind the system, she said. 
 
New precipitation Saturday night and Sunday is expected to be around a half-inch or less. 
 
Sunday has a 70 percent chance of a wintry mix with highs in the upper 30s.
 
President's Day on Monday will be sunny and in the 40s, dropping into the 20s at night.
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