Rain, snow, but no accumulation, forecast for tonight

A chance of rain and snow is forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area Saturday night, but snow was already falling in some parts of the area by late afternoon, according to the U.S. Weather Service in Sterling, Va.

Harford and Baltimore counties, as well as areas in the western areas of the state such as Allegany County, were seeing rain turn to snow by 3:15 p.m., according to meteorologist Carrie Suffern. But the accumulation was not expected to amount to more than a half an inch overnight, because the low temperature for the metro area was forecast to be 35 degrees. "We are expecting the accumulation to be on grassy and raised surfaces," Suffern said.

Washington County and western Maryland have a higher chance of accumulation, perhaps up to an inch. Most of the Eastern Shore is forecast to get rain.

No weather-related traffic accidents had been reported as of late afternoon Saturday.

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