BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The rain is in our rear view mirror, but a different type of precip may be on its way – snow.

WJZ’s Marty Bass says there’s a “heavy does of January coming our way.”

Colder air will move into the area tonight, and with that cold air in place and some moisture headed our way Thursday night, a light snow fall is possible Thursday night into Friday morning.

The State Highway Administration says crews are pretreating roads and interstates ahead of what it calls the state’s “first accumulating snowfall of the season.”

SHA will spray salt brine on roads to prevent snow or ice from bonding to the pavement.

“The storm is expected to impact Friday morning’s rush hour, which presents challenges for SHA crews as they become stuck in the same traffic as everyone else,” said SHA Administrator Gregory C. Johnson, P.E. “We ask that travelers make smart and informed travel choices Friday morning by delaying commuting to enable crews to effectively treat roads.”

Cold air will stay in place through at least Monday, with highs not above freezing.

Saturday shows potential for another storm, but this one may be offshore and pass by the Mid-Atlantic.

“This one is gonna have some muscle, and will be watched closely,” according to Marty. “Right now it looks to be an ‘ocean storm’ with D.C./Baltimore/and Philly… on the outside looking in.”

Stay with WJZ for your First Warning Weather.

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