BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Another round of winter weather is heading into Maryland.
Bob Turk reports south and east of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore will see mostly rain and not much snow.
Parts of the state are under a Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Warning until very early Sunday morning.
Temperatures should be near freezing when everything starts Saturday morning, so a period of snow and sleet for a couple of hours will probably make roads and sidewalks slick, leaving behind a small accumulation.
However, temperatures in the afternoon are still expected to climb into the mid and upper 30s, and all forms of precipitation should change over to rain by 3 p.m. in and around Baltimore. With that in mind, nearly all of the snow and ice will be getting washed away in a hurry.
Northern parts of Maryland will continue to see snow into Saturday afternoon. It’s certainly possible to see 5-7 inches of accumulation in northern and western parts of Maryland. The Baltimore area may get about an inch.
Here’s a breakdown of what we can expect:
A chance of snow before 10 a.m., then rain, snow, and sleet likely between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., then rain after 1 p.m. Highs will be near 36. East wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Accumulations of two to four inches of snow and sleet are possible in some areas. The highest amounts will be near the Mason-Dixon line.
Saturday Night: Rain, mainly before 3 a.m. Lows will be around 33. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible.
The storm’s departure will cause the wind to start picking up, and most temperatures should peak in the mid or upper 30s on Sunday afternoon.
Colder air is then expected to arrive on Monday, but will become modified quickly on Tuesday.
The pattern has been “active,” no doubt — and temperatures will remain below the seasonal averages for the next few days.