BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Snow arrived in Maryland early Thursday morning, however areas of Maryland noticed sleet, wintry combine or rain that’s freezing on contact.
Icy roads will make for probably treacherous journey Thursday night and Friday morning. Quite a few crashes had been reported Thursday morning.
The combo of snow-sleet-freezing rain is blanketing the state. Snow accumulations are actually as much as 5″ in components of NW & Western Maryland. Sadly, the temps are chilly sufficient to assist frozen roads and sidewalks. pic.twitter.com/lGiPBCIDIV
— Tim Williams WJZ (@TimWilliamsWJZ) February 18, 2021
A winter storm warning is in impact for components of Maryland from 3 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, by means of 6 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, together with Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.
The warning has been downgraded to a winter climate advisory for central Maryland, together with the town of Baltimore and surrounding counties. Included within the advisory are the next counties:
- Anne Arundel
- Baltimore County
- Baltimore Metropolis
- Prince George’s
Elements of the Japanese Shore, together with the next counties, are underneath a winter climate advisory till 10 a.m. Friday:
- Queen Anne’s
Snow modified to sleet and freezing rain a lot faster than anticipated Thursday morning due to a layer of heat air aloft. That has made for vital ice accumulation throughout the state.
Whereas the majority of the precipitation is out of our method, a light-weight wintry combine is feasible in a single day as low stress redevelops off the coast.
Whereas it’s not anticipated to be heavy, extra snow and sleet accumulations of as much as one inch and ice accumulations of as much as one tenth of an inch are doable. Understand that temperatures in a single day will keep under freezing so surfaces will keep icy by means of Friday morning.
This can imply very hazardous journey situations.
As of early Thursday afternoon, snow totals ranged considerably from simply half an inch in Annapolis to almost six inches in some spots close to the Maryland/Pennsylvania state line.
There can be a niche within the precipitation Thursday afternoon earlier than extra falls later within the day and in a single day.
The storm system will exit rapidly on Friday. Quiet, however chilly climate can be in retailer for the weekend.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says Marylanders must be ready for energy outages, tree injury and unsafe journey situations.
He’s additionally telling folks to maintain cellular gadgets charged and keep tuned to your native forecast. Watch WJZ!