A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is possible late Wednesday and early Thursday to the north and west of Baltimore.
The National Weather Service predicts a brief period of icy precipitation for Carroll and Howard counties and northern Baltimore County, particularly at higher elevations. Overnight temperatures are forecast around the freezing mark.
A cold rain is forecast for the rest of the region, with early morning lows in the mid-30s.
Flurries and, again at higher elevations, some snow showers are also possible Friday.
The weather system is expected to bring significant snow to Western Maryland, with a winter storm watch in effect for Thursday and Friday. More than 6 inches of snow is possible in Garrett and western Allegany counties.