Tracking The Storm: Several Components To Tuesday/Wednesday Weather
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Winter weather is moving into Maryland! Parts of the state are under a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Bob Turk has more.
The National Weather Service has issued the Winter Weather Advisory from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.
“A batch of precipitation is headed toward the region. It’ll be a race between leftover cold air and the precipitation you’ll be getting. It appears at least some wintry precip will be affecting areas north and west of the Baltimore metro area Tuesday morning. Therefore, a winter weather advisory is in effect for part of the region,” Turk said.
Here’s a breakdown:
Timeline: From 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesday, precipitation is expected to start as snow and sleet. Then, there will be rain. Some locations west of Carroll County may see some sleet for a period of time.
There will be heavy downpours overnight and into Wednesday morning.
“The heaviest of the rain will fall between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday,” Turk said.
Rain and show showers will taper off by Wednesday night.
Accumulations: A possible 1.25 to 2.5 inches of rainfall can be expected with this pre-Thanksgiving storm system and may cause localized flooding with the heaviest downpours possible overnight Tuesday through Wednesday morning and early afternoon.
“Because some storm drains are clogged with leaves, there may be some localized flooding,” Turk said.
Steady rain is then expected to taper off to rain and snow showers by Wednesday night.
Temperatures/Wind Factor: Maryland will be in the upper 20s Monday night and in the mid 30s by late Tuesday afternoon with winds northeast at 5 mph.
Garrett County is under a Winter Storm Watch until 1 p.m. Wednesday. An accumulation of 6 inches of snow is expected in that region.
Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are open. Employees have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.
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