Winter arrives Sunday
Winter arrives today, bringing with it a return to cooler air that seems more suited to the season.
"We're going to be pretty chilly the next few days," said Jim Vaughn, a National Weather Service meteorologist who lives near Smithsburg.
Today temperatures are expected to peak in the low 40s and the high could dip into the 30s on Monday.
It's a stark change to the above-average temperatures the area has been basking in for the past several days. Last Tuesday a record high of 60 degrees was reached in Hagerstown, surpassing the previous mark for Dec. 16, which was 59 degrees in 1971.
There was another 60-degree day on Friday, but that fell short of the high for Dec. 19, which was a balmy 64 degrees in 1929.