After hitting 70 degrees earlier this week, there is a taste of winter in the air Saturday night.
A weakening, very strung out storm is inching across Maryland Saturday night. As the moisture arrives, it is encountering an air mass where colder air is seeping down from the north and battling the warm air already in place. That colder air is just cold enough to produce snow in Western Maryland out through Hagerstown, while changing rain over to snow for northern parts of Maryland that lie farther to the east.
This snow is falling on ground that has been very warm lately. So in many cases, the snow is just melting on the black top but laying on grassy surfaces, cars, and trees. However, as the sun sets and temperatures drop down close to freezing, it will be easier for some of the snow to lay on roads, maybe creating some slippery driving conditions overnight. We are not looking for huge accumulations. There could be a coating – 1″ for most of the Baltimore metro area, 1-2″ for northern Harford/Cecil/Baltimore Counties back through Allegany County. There could be another inch or so in the mountains out west.
This storm will move away Sunday. Clouds will mix with some sunshine and temperatures will climb to the mid 40s. However, we are going below freezing Sunday night again. That could make for some icy spots on the roads by Monday morning.
Dry, mild weather returns for Monday and Tuesday with highs in the 50s. Another storm will swing through Wednesday. It will knock our highs down to around 40 degrees with some clouds and maybe some showers. When this storm gets out of here for the second half of the week, temperatures will start climbing once again.
Hey teachers, students and parents of students! We have a date for our 5th annual Weather Field Trip Day at Camden Yards – Wednesday, May 23. It’s become such a fun and exciting day that you don’t want to miss.
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