Light sleet, snow falling Wednesday afternoon on Thanksgiving travelers

The last of a massive, wet storm was bringing a mixture of rain, sleet and snow across Maryland on Wednesday, along with gusty winds.

Traces of sleet were reported around the state by midday, including Long Green in Baltimore Countyand College Park in Prince George's County, according to reports made to the National Weather Service.


Any remaining precipitation was expected to fall as a mixture of rain and sleet and, later in the afternoon, light snow, according to a statement the weather service issued at 12:41 p.m. Relatively warm temperatures overnight through Wednesday morning will prevent frozen precipitation from accumulating on pavement, but up to an inch could fall on grassy surfaces.

Temperatures held steady at 41 degrees Wednesday morning into midday, but started falling into the upper 30s by early afternoon. A 10-15 mph wind with gusts of 30-40 mph is making it feel closer to freezing, and it could feel more like the 20s and teens in the evening and overnight as temperatures fall to the mid-20s.


More than 2 inches of rain had fallen at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport from 9 a.m. Tuesday through 9 a.m. Wednesday. More than half of it fell overnight.

Blustery, cold conditions are forecast for the Thanksgiving holiday. Temperatures in the 20s and 30s are expected under mostly sunny skies, with 15 mph winds and gusts up to 30 mph in the first half of the day making it feel like the mid-20s.

Winds are expected to calm Friday into the weekend, with highs in the upper 30s and lows in the lower to mid-20s under mostly sunny skies Friday and Saturday.

Temperatures could bounce back into the mid-40s Sunday, with a chance of rain arriving overnight into Monday.