WEATHER BLOG: Another Round

Latest computer models indicate the forecast is pretty much on track. It will be a big difference over a relatively small distance across the viewing area so in any given place a small change in the storm track can make a big difference in what happens. We still feel that the snow will mix with rain at times in Baltimore and will be mostly rain not too far to the south. On the other hand most of the northern part of the viewing area is in line for a few inches of snow.

There are some clouds around, but the bulk of the day Friday should offer no less than partial sunshine. As the storm that impacted the region on Wednesday continues to move away from the Northeast, winds have decreased tremendously during the past 12-18 hours, and these should be fairly light Friday.

The “next item of interest” is the low pressure system that is starting to cause some rain early Friday morning across northern Louisiana, northeast Texas and in southern Arkansas. This feature will be combining forces with an impulse of energy sliding out of the Great Lakes Saturday morning to cause a blossoming area of snow across Maryland, which should start prior to 3 a.m. and last into Saturday afternoon. The “wild card” here is that if the low pressure system were to track close enough to Baltimore, there will be a tendency for some rain to mix with the snow later Saturday morning and early Saturday afternoon — and this is most likely to occur in areas south of Baltimore (especially at the Eastern
Shore).

Total accumulations will average an inch or two, with the greatest chance for three inches or four in those areas where a Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect.

Have a good weekend!!!

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