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Complex winter storm could dump 6 inches on region

A one-two punch of snowfalls could leave the region blanketed with 6 inches of snow or more come Tuesday.

National Weather Service forecasters are calling for two to four inches of snow to fall in the Baltimore area in a storm expected to begin Sunday evening and continue into late Monday morning. A winter weather advisory is in effect across the region starting at 10 p.m. Sunday lasting through 6 p.m. Monday.

But the storm is expected to be "more complicated" than a typical clipper system, which brings quick bursts of snow. Such storms quickly sweep from western Canada across the United States, but this one is forecast to strengthen once it reaches the East Coast.

That could mean another period of snowfall Monday night into Tuesday, though that forecast is less certain, meteorologists said. A winter storm watch is in effect across the region from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon, and forecasters cautioned it could mean another three to five inches of snow in the Baltimore area...

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Baltimore's likely not done with winter weather this weekend

Baltimore City saw little more than slush on Saturday morning as snow that fell through the night was doused with rain. The National Weather Service said that more snow and rain is possible for the area on Saturday until about 3 p.m.

Saturday accumulations would likely be below a half inch, NWS said. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent, NWS said. Saturday should see a high temperature near 40 degrees. Winds should come from the west at up to 14 mph, with gusts of up to 23 mph.

Partly cloudy skies are expected on Saturday night, with a low around 31 degrees. Winds will blow from the west at up to 13 mph with gusts of up to 22 mph, NWS said.

Skies should clear on Sunday morning, bringing in a high temperature near 42 degrees. Winds will come from the west at up to 8 mph before becoming calm in the afternoon.

Come Sunday night, rain and snow from another storm could bring up to a quarter of an inch of precipitation before 9 p.m., NWS said. A low temperature of 27 is expected. An...

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Wintry mess forecast to arrive Friday night; more snow Sunday

A sloppy mess of snow, ice and rain is forecast to arrive Friday night and bring heavy precipitation, at times, through Saturday morning. Then, another burst of snow is forecast Sunday night into Monday morning.

A low-pressure system is expected to move up from the Gulf of Mexico coast Friday, carrying with it a rain/snow line that could jump around as the storm moves northeastward.

Forecasters expect precipitation to start Friday night and continue into early Saturday afternoon, but whether it falls as rain, snow or sleet will depend on location and timing. A winter weather advisory is in effect across Central Maryland from 6 p.m. Friday through noon Saturday.

The National Weather Service is forecasting 2-3 inches along the Interstate 95 corridor, with 1-2 inches or less in Baltimore and points south and 3-4 inches across Carroll County and northern Baltimore and Harford counties.

Before the storm arrives, calm weather is forecast Friday, with temperatures in the mid- to upper-30s....

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Forecasters eyeing mix of rain and snow late Friday into Saturday

After Wednesday's snowfall and another dusting Thursday morning, forecasters' attention is turning to a coastal storm that could bring a mess of rain and snow late Friday night into Saturday.

A system bringing snow to New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma was expected to sweep up the mid-Atlantic coast to end the week. But without a flow of cold air into the region, much of the precipitation could fall as rain.

The National Weather Service is predicting about 1-3 inches of snow along the Interstate 95 corridor, with 3-4 inches to the north and west and the potential for as much as 6 inches if more snow falls than rain. AccuWeather.com is forecasting 3-6 inches from the Shenandoah through Baltimore and Philadelphia to New York, with heavier snow expected in New England.

Another system could meanwhile bring a dusting Sunday night into Monday, with more disturbances possible later in the week.

Wednesday's snow brought several inches of accumulation across the Baltimore area but disruptions were...

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Harford County Government launches snow plow tracking service

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is giving residents an opportunity to follow road clearing operations during snowstorms "till the plows come home."

When snow and ice hit Harford County, Harford County plows hit back, clearing county roads to help get citizens rolling. Now, the public can now track those plows in major storms with a new snow plow tracking service developed by the Harford County government, Glassman announced Thursday.

"As my administration asks how we can help our customers, the citizens of Harford County, I am pleased to offer this service for folks to see where our county plows are hard at work. I also want to thank our dedicated employees who advanced my initiative improving service to the public through technology," Glassman said in a statement.

Activated only during major weather events, the Harford County Snow Plow Tracker works on a computer, smartphone or tablet, showing where on the county map the plows have been and, more importantly, where they are...

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Icy conditions expected overnight

As much as 2-4 inches of snow fell across the Baltimore region Wednesday, and forecasters say an active weather pattern could mean more snow in the coming days and weeks.

The National Weather Service cautioned that icy conditions are expected overnight.

Schools in Baltimore and Carroll counties closed for the day one hour early. Anne Arundel County schools had already scheduled to close two hours early for exams.

Preliminary snowfall totals included 3 inches near Westminster, 2.8 inches in Severna Park and 2.5 inches in Oella.

State Highway Administration officials urged drivers to remain cautious on Wednesday evening's commute and to delay travel if necessary.

"No matter the strength of the storm, we expect that any precipitation will affect this afternoon's commute," SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters said in a statement. "Our crews, along with emergency responders, will be patrolling, salting and plowing roads."

Forecasters are meanwhile watching weather models that suggest a storm...

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