WEATHER BLOG: Snow Update
The late start to the storm limited snowfall amounts in Baltimore County and the city. However, snow did pile up in other places. There was generally 2-3.5″ of snow in Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties, an area of 1-1.5″ totals across northern Baltimore County, 1″ in Bel Air and up to 2.5″ in northern Harford County, and up to 4″ in York, Pa. just over the border. Farther south, there were reports of amounts 1-1.5″ in Montgomery and Howard County, while Columbia up to Baltimore City had about .5″ that melted on the main roads. AA County saw a coating, and so did parts of PG County.
It is all gone, except for Allegany and Garrett Counties where lake-effect snow has now taken over. Bands of snow into Sunday will give an additional accumulation to the 4-7″ we have seen reports of already. Elsewhere, watch for icy spots on the roads late Saturday into Sunday morning as gusty northwest winds bring in a new round of cold air. Temperatures are going into the 20s, then not getting out of the 30s for most of us Sunday. With winds gusting 30-40 mph, it will feel like it’s in the 20s.
We get a little moderation around here New Year’s Eve. Sunshine will give way to increasing clouds, while temperatures get closer to the average of 42 degrees. Then, we only drop to around freezing overnight – meaning that it will likely be in the 30s for all of the New Year’s Eve festivities. Another, very strung out storm system will be moving our way at that time. We may even get some flurries or sprinkles overnight before a rain/snow shower mix moves our way Tuesday. We will keep you posted on the progress, but this doesn’t look to be a very strong or well organized storm.
That storm will finally get pushed off to the south later in the week by a new round of even colder air – maybe the coldest air of the season. We could see some areas dropping into the teens for overnight lows.