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Weather or Not: Snow expected for Wednesday evening commute

So far this winter, the Mid-Atlantic's been prone to multiple storms providing scant amounts of ice and snow.

Here we go again.

It appears another fast-moving system could bring more mixed precipitation to the region Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Here's a quick breakdown:

Timing: Precipitation is expected to start as a period of rain Wednesday afternoon before changing over to snow and sleet between 4 and 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Accumulations: Forecasts vary. The National Weather Service is calling for 2-4 inches of snow in Frederick, Carroll and Baltimore Counties. The Weather Channel is expecting 1-3 inches. Either way, this storm shouldn't be a copious snow producer.

Temperatures: A high of 41 Wednesday. A low of 29 expected Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures marginal for snow accumulation, for sure.

Noteworthy: The National Weather Service seems to think a band of at least moderate snowfall will develop Wednesday evening. Their current thinking is that band will set up from the West Virginia mountains northeast through the Maryland counties along the Mason-Dixon line. But small changes in the forecast could change that. The National Weather Service did collaborate with the experts at the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center for their forecast.

Once this fast mover pushes through, there's another snow possibility for the weekend. Some models are calling for a significant coastal storm to track up the coast and bring in copious amounts of precipitation for the Mid-Atlantic. Others keep the storm out to sea. We'll just have to wait and see for more clarity on that forecast.