Reporting Tim Williams
BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The worst of the storm has passed, but what’s still ahead?
Meteorologist Tim Williams has a closer look at the forecast.
The storm arrived as a rain/snow mix early Wednesday morning. Wednesday was a messy day with heavy snow/sleet/rain with accumulations, and winds increased with gusts over 40 mph.
“There is such a range of weather going on across our state, that what you are getting REALLY depends on where you live,” Meteorologist Bernadette Woods said.
Snow amounts reached up to 11″ in Garrett and Allegany Counties, while wind, heavy rain and even thunderstorms pounded the Eastern Shore. The battleground between the two was the city. When you go northwest of the city, outside the Beltway really, snow accumulated all morning.
Meanwhile, I-95 back into the Beltway was the battleground between rain and snow. It went back and forth, but the roads were just wet, not icy, slushy or snow-covered. There just wasn’t a pool of cold air to pull from even when the winds turned around to the northwest, so we needed the precipitation to come down hard to compensate for the warmer air at the ground. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on what kind of weather you like), that didn’t happen so the warmer air and March sun won out.
Overnight Wednesday into Thursday: There will still be a rain/snow mix, which will end Thursday. It will be windy and chilly the rest of Thursday.
Drivers should be careful during rush hour Thursday morning.
Another push of air from the north Friday could give us another rain or snow shower before this storm finally fully leaves us for the weekend. Sunshine will return and highs will get back up to the 50s Saturday and Sunday.