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PM Update: One of the coldest nights in years as wind chills drop to zero


Temperatures dipped to and below freezing despite sunshine today, behind a powerful Arctic front that plowed through this morning. Midday teen chills go lower tonight as this quick shot of deep cold heads head toward peak. Chills are approaching zero in northern suburbs, while dropping to about 5 degrees elsewhere. There is also very dry air in the city, so you might want to grab some lip balm and turn on the humidifier.

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Until tonight: Wind rills drop to the single digits within a few hours after sunset. Mostly clear skies prevail all night, but the wind continues to blow. Low temperatures are mainly in the low teens to nearly 10 outside the ring road with maybe mid teens in the center. Wind chills are in a range from near zero to about 5 late at night in the morning.

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Tomorrow (Saturday): The sunshine reigns and the wind lightens for a while after sunrise. By noon, the wind will turn to the south around 10 mph. High temperatures should end within a few degrees below freezing.

Sunday: Coming from seasonally cold lows in the mid and above 20s, high temperatures are likely to rise to around 50s, give or take a few degrees. There is more cloud than Saturday, but we should still see at least partial sunshine. The wind is gusty from the south.

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Freezing spray advice: Locally, it is rare to see a freezing fog advisory for parts of the Chesapeake Bay, the Patapsco River, including Baltimore Harbor, and the Chester River tonight from 7 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday. At wind speeds of 10 to 20 knots, with gusts of up to 30 knots, moderate accumulation of freezing mist is possible (think freezing rain, but on a boat). In addition, a small craft advisory is in effect until 4 a.m. Saturday in the same areas.

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