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Baltimore issues ‘Code Blue’ extreme cold advisory for Monday night, with snow possible Thursday

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Brennan Heuer buys grocery after visiting Grand parents in Bel Air before going home to Middle River, as several inches of snow blankets Baltimore region. © Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS Brennan Heuer buys grocery after visiting Grand parents in Bel Air before going home to Middle River, as several inches of snow blankets Baltimore region.

Baltimore health officials warned of dangerously cold conditions Monday night, with wind chills forecast in the upper teens. And while milder conditions are forecast after that, more snow is possible Thursday.

Brennan Heuer buys grocery after visiting Grand parents in Bel Air before going home to Middle River, as several inches of snow blankets Baltimore region. © Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS Brennan Heuer buys grocery after visiting Grand parents in Bel Air before going home to Middle River, as several inches of snow blankets Baltimore region.

City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa declared a “Code Blue” extreme cold warning for Monday night through Tuesday morning, urging residents to check on vulnerable neighbors and bring pets inside. The declaration prompts homeless shelters to extend their hours and expand their capacity.

Snow removal contract worker Devon Bragg spread salt on the sidewalk of Bel Air Plaza as several inches of snow fall in the Baltimore region. © Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS Snow removal contract worker Devon Bragg spread salt on the sidewalk of Bel Air Plaza as several inches of snow fall in the Baltimore region.

Low temperatures are forecast in the mid- to upper 20s around the Baltimore region, but 10-15 mph winds are expected to make it feel significantly colder.

People wait for a bus on N. Charles Street near Fayette Street as snow accumulates in the early evening. © Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/TNS People wait for a bus on N. Charles Street near Fayette Street as snow accumulates in the early evening.

Temperatures are forecast to rebound starting Tuesday, though, with highs forecast near 40 degrees Tuesday and nearly 50 degrees Wednesday.

A man crosses W. Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore as a steady snowfall coats the sidewalk after dusk. © Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/TNS A man crosses W. Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore as a steady snowfall coats the sidewalk after dusk.

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But then cold and snow are forecast to return late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Precipitation could again be a mix of rain and snow, and National Weather Service forecasters said they expect any snow accumulations in the Baltimore region to be light.

Icy road conditions prevail in the region, including this stretch of I-95 northbound, heading toward downtown Baltimore. © Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/TNS Icy road conditions prevail in the region, including this stretch of I-95 northbound, heading toward downtown Baltimore.

Lows are forecast to drop into the teens Thursday and Friday nights.

A shopper leaves a super market with groceries as several inches of snow fall in the Baltimore region.

A shopper leaves a super market with groceries as several inches of snow fall in the Baltimore region.
© Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS
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