Wintry mix could cause slick roads in Baltimore on Super Bowl Sunday, with winter weather advisory in effect

A wintry mix has turned to rain in many parts of the Baltimore area as temperatures have warmed up.

The National Weather Service extended a winter advisory to 7 p.m., noting that rain, freezing rain and ice could make driving a challenge.

“We are going to get a good soaking rain later this afternoon and later this evening.” Brian LaSorsa, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Sunday morning.

Total snow and sleet accumulations were predicted to be less than a half-inch, the service said. A wintry mix started falling in Baltimore City at about 10 a.m.

The worst of the weather should be done in time for people to head out to watch the Super Bowl. In the meantime, there could be slick spots in some parts of the area, LaSorsa said. Road conditions could be hazardous at times with difficult visibility, and there could be fog in some parts after the wintry mix passes.

The Maryland State Highway Administration said in a Twitter post that it dispatched crews to treat the roads.

“There are patches of freezing rain, so slow down and pay extra attention to elevated roads as they freeze first,” department officials said in the tweet.

Temperatures could take longer to warm up in some northern areas, including in Baltimore and Carroll counties, LaSorsa said.

The storm is being caused by low air pressure coming from the south and a cold front entering from the west.

Forecasters say Monday will be sunny with a high near 36 degrees.

Find live weather updates and a map of current conditions here.

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