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Hagerstown records high of 67.1 degrees Tuesday, five degrees less than record

January 29, 2013|By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com
  • Lindsay Trumpower shoots a basket at Veterans Park in Smithsburg with Kirstin Mong, left, and D.J. Mong on Tuesday. The area experienced unseasonably warm temperatures.
By Ric Dugan, Staff Photographer

The Tri-State area basked in unseasonably warm temperatures Tuesday but it was not enough to set a high temperature record, according to Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer’s website at i4weather.net.

The mercury in Hagerstown on Tuesday climbed to a high of 67.1 degrees at 2:41 p.m., about five degrees short of the record high temperature set for Hagerstown on the same date in 2002, according to Keefer’s website.

According to the HMTV 6 weather forecast, the temperature is expected to hit a high of 63 degrees today.

The high temperature record for Jan. 30 in Hagerstown was 70 degrees set in 1947, according to Keefer’s website.

A storm system is expected to move into the Hagerstown area today, which could bring heavy rain tonight and possibly a thunderstorm, according to the HMTV 6 forecast. It will also be windy tonight with cooler temperatures late, the forecast stated.

The chance of precipitation tonight is 100 percent, weather officials said.

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HMTV 6 meteorologist Brittany Beggs said the next chance for light flurries in Washington County looks to be Saturday night into Sunday, Beggs said.

After that event, Beggs said the next big storm in the forecast looks to be a a wintry mix of precipitation on the morning of Feb. 6 and turning to heavy rain later that night.

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