After a few inches of snow fell across the Baltimore area Friday, more winter weather was likely later in the weekend as a pattern of precipitation continued.
About 1-3 inches of snow fell across Greater Baltimore on Friday morning, and rain was forecast through the night into Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Rain is likely after 4 p.m., with up to three-quarters of an inch of rain possible in Baltimore, the National Weather Service said. Freezing rain could fall Friday evening in parts of Carroll and Harford counties, with ice accumulations up to 1/10 of an inch expected. A winter weather advisory is in effect between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Saturday in those areas.
High temperatures Saturday were expected to reach the mid-40s, and highs in the low-40s are expected Sunday.
Meteorologists were still watching forecast models to learn whether the low-pressure system expected to develop Sunday or Monday will pass more toward the northwest or the southeast of Maryland, a track that will determine whether rain or wintry precipitation falls. National Weather Service meteorologist Cody Ledbetter said it’s unlikely the storm will bring only snow to Baltimore City.
“It’s a little too early to tell because it’s going to depend a lot on where the system tracks exactly,” Ledbetter said. “It’s one of those systems where you’re going to have rain on one side of the line and snow on the other.”
There’s a chance of snow starting at about 7 a.m. Sunday, and the snow could turn to rain as temperatures rise in the afternoon. Rain and sleet were likely overnight Sunday, mixing with snow after about 1 a.m. Monday.
After that system passes, a chill of Arctic air is forecast to spread across the United States. Temperatures, which average in the 30s and 40s still this time of year, are expected to be well below normal for the first week of March.