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Cold to continue

January 30, 2007|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

WASHINGTON COUNTY - Below-average temperatures will continue for the remainder of the week and the area could see as much as to three inches of snow Thursday, according to meteorologists with AccuWeather.

Temperatures are expected to hover in the teens and 20s throughout the week, but it will feel like only a few degrees above zero.

That's just fine with Richard and Andrea Smith of Sharpsburg. While sipping hot coffee Monday afternoon, the couple said they enjoy cold weather.

"We really like the cold," Andrea Smith said. "Coming in from the cold and having some hot coffee ..."

Meteorologists said the area will experience below-average temperatures for at least two weeks.

Light snowfall is expected overnight Tuesday, and 1 to 3 inches of snow could fall Thursday.

The high temperature today is expected to be 34 degrees, with a low temperature of 20 degrees.

When wind and other factors are considered, it will actually feel like 5 degrees for part of the day.

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The same "real feel" temperature is expected Friday night.

Doris Large of Waynesboro, Pa., said since she lives in the Northeast, she and others should expect colder temperatures.

"We should have some winter weather," she said. "It's time."

Barbara Carter of Hagerstown said she wishes that winter weather had come earlier in the season.

"I'm really disturbed by it," she said. "Because my flowers have started coming out of the ground and now the cold spell ... it will kill them."

Carter said the mild temperatures this winter have caused her hyacinths and daffodils to start to bloom.

"They don't usually come up until March," Carter said.




The forecast



Today: High 34; Low 20

Wednesday: High 28; Low 19

Thursday: High 34; Low 24

Friday: High 38; Low 22

Source: AccuWeather

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