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Snow, frigid temps bound for Md.

Thursday - 1/2/2014, 12:53pm  ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Harsh winter weather is returning to Maryland.

The National Weather Service is forecasting snow and high winds across much of the state Thursday afternoon and Thursday night, followed by frigid temperatures Friday.

The storm could bring 2 to 4 inches of snow to central, northern and western Maryland, and up to 7 inches in the far western mountains.

Winds will pick up overnight and remain strong and gusty Friday, with high temperatures reaching only into the teens. The weather service is predicting wind gusts up to 40 mph.

The Maryland Highway Administration says travelers should plan ahead for hazardous conditions.

The agency says truck drivers, in particular should pay close attention to forecasts and adjust their plans accordingly. The SHA says one jackknifed tractor-trailer can cause big delays.

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