The Christmas storm is gone for us, but there is another one on the way.
Dry weather will hang on for most of the night, before the next storm arrives late tonight/early tomorrow morning. What exactly you get depends on where you are.
A winter weather advisory goes into effect at 3 AM, continuing through 6 AM for Carroll, Frederick, Washington, and Allegany Counties. A winter storm warning for Garrett and the highest elevations of Allegany Counties. Currently (as of 6:30 PM Tuesday), there are no watches or advisories elsewhere – even though we could get some mixed precipiation to start.
This storm is going to move into cold air, so it will start with a wintry mix. Around Baltimore, a sleet/snow mix will break out before dawn, with rain over southern Maryland and most of the Eastern Shore. There will be a few hours early where that mix could make for dicey travel before changing to rain – and heavy rain at times. There may even be a thunderstorm later tomorrow.
North and west of the city, the cold air will hang on longer – so the snow/ice mix will hang on longer. A 1-3″ accumulation is possible before eventually mixing with/changing to rain. The deeper valleys may hang on to colder air longer and produce ice accumulations. And far western Maryland will have a snow/ice accumulation of 5-10″ before this storm is finished.
Rain showers will linger into Thursday morning before the storm gets out of here. Gusty winds will bring in dry air for the rest of Thursday and Friday.
Then, another storm moves our way this weekend. The rain/snow/mix zone will set up over the state once again. We will keep you posted on those details after we finish up with this one.