High pressure is forecast to bring sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s Tuesday in the Baltimore area, according to the National Weather Service. The morning got off to to a nearly record-setting cold start.
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport dropped to 34 degrees about 6 a.m. Tuesday, tying a mark set in 1996.
Carroll, Harford, Howard and northern Baltimore counties were under a frost advisory through 8 a.m., with temperatures expected in the mid-30s. Closer to Baltimore, lows were forecast in the mid-40s.
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Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies are expected during the day, with slight 5-10 mph breezes.
Clouds were expected to move in overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, bringing a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms during the day Wednesday. Highs are expected in the mid-70s.
More thunderstorm chances are possible Thursday and Friday, with highs around 80 degrees.
Saturday, rain showers are possible for the Preakness. Highs are forecast around 80 degrees with a 30 percent chance of showers.