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Winter Weather Advisory for S. Md, Lower E. Shore

Go south, snow lovers! But drive carefully. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for three counties in Southern Maryland and for three more the Lower Eastern Shore.

Forecasters say those folks in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's counties can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday. Temperatures will hover in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

In Dorchester, Wicomico and Somerset counties on the Shore - including the beaches - the forecast calls for 1 to 2 inches of snow between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Says NWS Sterling:

"A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING."

As for the rest of us up here in the urban corridor, the forecast holds a Hazardous Weather Outlook message noting snow to our south. But the expectation for BWI-Marshall is a 40 percent chance for "less than a half-inch" of snow accumulation. Here's the NWS forecast office in Sterling:

"THERE MAY BE A SHARP SNOW CUTOFF IN THE [FORECAST AREA] ..W/
CLOSE TO THE MASON-DIXON LINE RECEIVING LITTLE TO NONE. HIGHLAND TO
NELSON/ALBE [COUNTIES IN VA.] LOOKS TO RECEIVE THE MOST SNOW...UP TO 4".

"GREENE TO ST. MARYS [IN MARYLAND] SHOULD RECEIVE 2-3". DC METRO UP TO 1". BECAUSE OF THIS WE`VE ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISRY FOR THURS WELL SOUTH OF DC. IT MAY BE THAT A "1" FOR THE AFTERNOON COMMUTE" ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE GREATER DC AREA..."

Meanwhile, a Winter Storm Warning has been posted for central, southern and southwestern Virginia, including Richmond. Two to 5 inches of snow is expected in some areas. 

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