Light snow showers possible across Baltimore area

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Drivers should look out for icy roads Tuesday morning, with below freezing temperatures and light snow both in the forecast, according to the Baltimore County Office of Emergency Management.

Though no “significant winter storm” is predicted, the National Weather Service is forecasting flurries and light snow showers in the Baltimore area Monday evening into Tuesday morning and a windy week.

The National Weather Service predicts a 60 percent chance of precipitation, and temperatures are expected to drop to 32 degrees Monday night before rising back into the mid-40s Tuesday. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible, according to the weather service.

“We don’t expect it to be that heavy,” said Isha Renta, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “We’re looking at a light snowfall or rain.”

An upper-level disturbance between a high-pressure system moving in from the southwest and the low-pressure system moving offshore could cause wind gusts of up to 25 mph Tuesday.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 40s all week, and then rise to 50 on Saturday and nearly 60 on Sunday.

Or, as Renta put it: “Cold for the work week and warm in the weekend.”

Baltimore Sun reporter Christina Tkacik contributed to this article.

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