Wintry mix in forecast, schools in Baltimore area closing early

A winter weather advisory is in effect across Central Maryland on Monday. Meteorologists are warning that a wintry mix of precipitation will make for slippery conditions on frigid pavement around Baltimore.

Public schools in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties will close three hours early today due to the threat of wintry weather.

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National Weather Service forecasters expect a glaze of ice and some light, wet snow. A winter weather advisory is in effect from midday into the evening hours.

The Baltimore region would see precipitation beginning around 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

They warned of “very slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges.”

“Even if temperatures rise above freezing briefly, the ground and other surfaces are still extremely cold due to the recent Arctic blast,” forecasters warned.

The winter weather advisory is in effect from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and includes all of Maryland, save for the lower Eastern Shore and Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties in Southern Maryland.

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A few inches of snow is possible in the mountains, the advisory says.

Schools in Garrett County in Western Maryland are closed Monday, while most of the Eastern Shore remains closed from last week’s snow.

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