Winter isn’t giving up yet. Snow is falling around Maryland.
Yes, it’s officially spring, the end of March, and we are getting our biggest snow of the season in some places. Now that’s not saying much when the highest amount at BWI-Marshall prior to Monday was 2″. So far, 2.1″ of snow has been reported at the aiport with a little more still possible. That will also bring our seasonal total closer to 7″ (4.8″ going into Monday).
Don and Marty had “Coffee With” Olympian Gabby Douglas. Manic Monday was canceled. Ron Matz had “People Are Talking” about the March snow and the NCAA Tournament.
There are two parts to this approaching storm. The first part is overspreading the state this afternoon/evening. The second one is still hanging back over the Ohio Valley.
We’re expecting some sunshine Friday across the Greater Baltimore Area, but there will also be a brisk northwest wind that will average 12-25 mph with some higher gusts.
Some rain and sleet are expected in parts of Maryland. A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for parts of Western Maryland until 6 p.m.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for counties west of Baltimore, starting at midnight. It will be in effect through 2 p.m. Monday for Howard and Montgomery Counties, while it continues through 6 p.m. farther north in Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties. Farther west, it’s a Winter Storm Warning for Garrett and Allegany Counties that’s already in effect and will continue through Monday evening.
It looks like we have a more significant precipitation event starting very late Sunday night and continuing Monday with frozen precipitation and slushy covering of snow and sleet possible in and around BWI.
The first week of March saw a drastic contrast in weather. From the mid-Atlantic to New England, rain, snow and winds caused many areas to react.
You didn’t have to climb very high in western Maryland to get a real taste of winter.
Commuters were greeted with mostly wet roads Wednesday morning with no major accidents reported. The wintry mix of snow and rain in our area is making for a gray, wet, icky afternoon.
Ocean City has issued a weather alert due to minor flooding and standing water.