BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued as parts of Maryland may get up to two inches of snow this weekend.
The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday and covers areas Northwest of Baltimore.
WJZ’s Meg McNamara says snow will move into central Maryland early Saturday morning and taper off later in the day.
Snow totals will be light, with accumulations expected between one and two inches.
“With morning temperatures in the upper teens and low 20s, the ground will be cold enough for the snow to stick,” McNamara says.
The light coating could make for very slick travel conditions.
More cold air will set into the area just in time for New Year’s Eve.
Baltimore’s third Cold Blue Alert of the season has been extended through Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The Cold Blue Alert means it’s cold enough that hypothermia deaths are a concern. Last winter, 11 deaths were attributed to the cold. So far this season, one person has died of hypothermia.
“It is dangerously cold outside,” said Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leanna Wen. “It is important for us to watch out 2 things when the weather is like this. The first is hypothermia, which is very low body temperatures, the second is carbon monoxide poisoning. Never use unapproved sources of heating and check your carbon monoxide detector and smoke detector inside your house to make that that’s working.”
Residents are encouraged to contact 311 if a neighbor is without heat or power so that city agencies can assist them. Energy assistance may be available to those who need it. For more information, individuals may contact one of the regional Community Action Partnership centers in Baltimore or call the Office of Home Energy Programs at 410-396-5555.
Find more information about Code Blue here.
For other cold-related inquiries and service requests, or to find a nearby homeless shelter, residents can call 311 or 211.