An active weather pattern will continue throughout this first week of February, as a series of storms moves across the country and Northeast. The storm system moving in Monday has already prompted winter storm warnings for Maryland’s northern counties and advisories for Montgomery County, Howard County and Baltimore City. Anywhere from 1-3 inches of snowfall can be expected in the city, with higher values north and west of the Beltway ranging from 4-6 inches with locally more possible. This will be a very wet and heavy snow.
The timeline is as follows: The system will start out as rain before changing over to snow Monday morning during the morning rush hour. Heavy snow will be possible between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. The storm will then race off to the east by Monday afternoon and everything should be out of the city by the evening commute. However, roads will remain slippery and make driving conditions dangerous. High pressure will then build in and give us a nice, but short-lived break before the next storm system arrives Tuesday night and Wednesday. More to come on that Monday.