BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland is getting a small taste of winter. Parts of the state are under a Winter Weather Advisory.
Meteorologist Chelsea Ingram reports with temperatures above freezing, there are pockets of light rain right now.
“We will continue to monitor light precipitation drifting north and east throughout the afternoon, and we will still have to account for the possibility of some frozen precipitation along the Mason Dixon line and in western Maryland where Winter Weather Advisories are still in effect through the afternoon,” said Ingram.
Here’s a breakdown:
There is rain in our area right now. Some locations west of Carroll County may see some sleet for a period of time.
The rain is expected to come down harder and steadier late Tuesday afternoon and evening, raising our potential for flooding concerns along the I-95 corridor, including the cities of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
Accumulations & Temperatures:
We could see as much as 2-4″ of rainfall by Wednesday afternoon. The heaviest of the rain is expected to fall between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday.
As the storm system begins to depart Wednesday evening, some colder air will cause our temperatures to fall sharply after sunset. Most will be falling through the 30s during the evening and even into the 20s by late Wednesday night.
Rain and show showers will taper off by Wednesday night.
The National Weather Service said Tuesday that any heavy snow accumulation will likely stay far to the west of Baltimore and Washington.
It’s increasing its snow forecast for far western Maryland. A Winter Storm Warning Tuesday afternoon predicts 6 to 9 inches in Garrett County from Tuesday night through Thursday morning.
The forecast says rain and freezing rain could bring up to a quarter-inch of ice ahead of the snow.
Cumberland could get a couple inches of snow Wednesday after some rain or freezing rain Tuesday.
Thanksgiving still looks fairly sunny, but also colder with a brisk wind and temps no higher than the 30s.
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