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Wintry mess forecast to arrive Friday night; more snow Sunday

A sloppy mess of snow, ice and rain is forecast to arrive Friday night and bring heavy precipitation, at times, through Saturday morning. Then, another burst of snow is forecast Sunday night into Monday morning.

A low-pressure system is expected to move up from the Gulf of Mexico coast Friday, carrying with it a rain/snow line that could jump around as the storm moves northeastward.

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Forecasters expect precipitation to start Friday night and continue into early Saturday afternoon, but whether it falls as rain, snow or sleet will depend on location and timing. A winter weather advisory is in effect across Central Maryland from 6 p.m. Friday through noon Saturday.

The National Weather Service is forecasting 2-3 inches along the Interstate 95 corridor, with 1-2 inches or less in Baltimore and points south and 3-4 inches across Carroll County and northern Baltimore and Harford counties.

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Before the storm arrives, calm weather is forecast Friday, with temperatures in the mid- to upper-30s. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s to around 30 degrees overnight into Saturday morning. But they are expected to reach the mid- to upper-30s Saturday afternoon, making for more of a wintry mix.

After cloudy, tranquil weather Sunday, more snow is possible Sunday night into Monday. AccuWeather.com is predicting as much as 3-6 inches across northern Maryland. Weather service forecasters say to expect light accumulations.

State Highway Administration officials urged drivers to be prepared for both storms.

"Once again we're faced with predictions of a wintry weather mix at rush hour, both today and possibly again next Monday," SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters said in a statement. "We cannot stress enough – a single degree can make all the difference between wet, slushy, slippery or icy roads. ...  The fewer vehicles on the roads make it easier for salt and plow trucks to do their jobs for you."

Frigid air is forecast to return next week, with lows dropping into the teens Monday and Tuesday nights and highs below freezing Tuesday afternoon.

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