Wind chills were expected to again hit dangerously cold levels to the north and west of Baltimore overnight Tuesday, and meanwhile, to the south and east, a few inches of snow could fall by daybreak Wednesday.
A wind chill advisory was set for midnight to noon Wednesday in Carroll, northern Baltimore and Harford counties. With temperatures in the single digits and winds gusting up to 20 mph, it could feel as cold as 15 degrees below zero.
A winter weather advisory was meanwhile set for 6 p.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties, with up to 2 inches of snow possible, mostly late Tuesday and overnight. Further south and east, as much as 3-5 inches of snow was forecast for Southern Maryland and the lower Eastern Shore.
Possible sprinkles of snow and bitter cold were meanwhile expected in the Baltimore area.
Air temperatures dropped as low as 12 degrees early Tuesday morning at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and in the Inner Harbor, but wind gusts up to 15-25 mph made it feel 20 degrees colder. Highs Tuesday are forecast in the upper teens, with gradually calming winds still making it feel no warmer than the single digits throughout the day.
Lows Tuesday night into Wednesday morning could reach the lower teens, with mostly cloudy skies clearing by the evening. Highs Wednesday are forecast in the lower 20s, with 10-15 mph winds making it feel like the single digits.
A slight warm-up arrives Thursday and Friday, though temperatures will still remain below normal until the weekend. Highs Thursday are forecast around freezing, with highs in the upper 30s Friday before Saturday brings highs in the 40s and rain or snow chances.