Wednesday forecast

Heavy snow is forecast north of Maryland on Wednesday, but mostly rain was expected here. (Weather Prediction Center / March 10, 2014)

A storm that was feared to bring another bout of wintry precipitation to the region Wednesday looks to keep snow to the north of Maryland, but for a possible dusting by early Thursday.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 50s when showers arrive Wednesday afternoon, but with temperatures plunging as a cold front moves in behind the rain, according to the National Weather Service. Lows early Thursday were expected in the mid-20s, bringing a chance that any precipitation lingering into the early morning could fall as snow.

Snow was expected to fall from Ohio through Pennsylvania and across New England, possibly falling heavily in some areas, according to the weather service's Weather Prediction Center.

Rain and thunderstorms were meanwhile expected across the Southeast.

The storm is likely one of the region's last chances for any more measurable snow, as the sun's intensifying rays warm the ground. But at least three times on record, more than 10 inches of snow have fallen after March 10 in Baltimore, and snow has been measured as late as April 28.