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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Winter isn’t giving up yet. Snow is falling around Maryland.

Meteorologist Bernadette Woods reports the state is dealing with a batch of early spring snow.

It’s officially spring, the end of March, and we are getting our biggest snow of the season in some places.That’s not saying much when the highest amount at BWI-Marshall prior to today was 2″. So far, 2.1″ of snow has been reported at the airport with a little more still possible. That will also bring our seasonal total closer to 7″ (4.8″ going into Monday).

The snow began around 3:30 a.m. Monday and will continue as a wintry mix throughout the day.

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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Western Maryland until Monday night. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for some parts of Maryland until Monday afternoon. A few inches of accumulating snow out west is expected, with lingering snow showers into Tuesday that could add a little more. Farther east, there is slushy accumulation. The mix will change back to rain later Monday.

Right now, here are the latest totals around the region.  Baltimore County and Howard County are seeing 1-4 inches, while Baltimore City has about 2.5 inches.  Anne Arundel County, including BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, is seeing a little more than two inches, as is Carroll County.  Frederick is seeing more, ranging from 2-5 inches.   The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow have fallen in far western Maryland. 

Related Link: National Weather Service Totals 

Drivers are expected to need extra time to travel Monday.

There is some good news. Tuesday will be partly sunny and warmer.

TIMELINE:

Monday: Snow slows down in many places, and mixes with a drizzle or rain. Here on TV Hill, the mixing is currently underway, while it has gone over to a drizzle in Canton. But the farther north and west you go, the colder air is hanging on longer. There is not going to be much more accumulation heading through the afternoon, but maybe just a little on the current snow pack.

Monday evening: The system winds down and starts moving offshore.

Related Story:  Conditions Around The Area 

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