Harford County Public Schools and offices will be closed today because of unsafe travel conditions on side roads throughout the county and the weather forecast, school officials announced this morning.
The John Carroll School Harford Day School, both in Bel Air, will also be closed.
Harford Community College is also closed today.
Harford school officials had said they would re-evaluate the conditions this morning and apparently saw unfavorable conditions for opening.
The National Weather Service received reports of 3.1 inches in Bel Air, and 2 inches in northern Baltimore County on Tuesday.
While only slight accumulations were reported along the Interstate 95 corridor, meteorologists cautioned that falling temperatures could freeze roads overnight.
In the Baltimore region, lows early Wednesday morning are forecast in the upper teens, with wind chills dropping to the single digits, and temperatures are expected to top out only in the mid-20s Wednesday. Brief but intense afternoon flurries are possible, according to the weather service.
Thursday is expected to be even colder, with early morning lows in the single digits and wind chills dropping several degrees below zero. High temperatures are forecast in the upper teens Thursday.
Scott Dance of The Baltimore Sun contributed to this article.