Major Winter Storm Coming To Maryland?
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland is bracing for another round of winter weather.
Bob Turk reports a Winter Storm Watch will be in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday evening.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for five or more inches of snow and sleet.
The potential is certainly there for Maryland to see a rather major East Coast winter storm. Pieces of this storm will cause problems south of Maryland through Wednesday, bringing heavy snow, sleet and ice. Then we will be watching the phasing of this storm carefully as a coastal area of low pressure is expected to develop. The questions that remain are:
- Intensity of the storm?
- Type of precipitation?
- Amount of precipitation expected?
These are all questions we will be able to answer over the next day with the analysis of more model runs. However, implications are high in that we could see several inches of heavy, wet snow and that this could be our strongest storm so far this winter season.
Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 20s Wednesday night. Those temperatures will rise into the lower and middle 30s Thursday afternoon.
Roads may be snow and sleet covered. Travel may be dangerous Wednesday night and Thursday. Heavy wet snow could lead to some power outages.
Updates will be posted periodically as we fine-tune the forecast. For now, expect precipitation to move in as early as Wednesday evening and night. It will likely begin as snow first, then possibly mixing with sleet/freezing rain along the I-95 corridor, then changing back over to snow before exiting Thursday around dinner time.
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