Maryland weather: Icy commute possible Tuesday morning, followed by warmer temperatures and strong wind gusts

Travelers should be mindful of a potentially icy Tuesday morning commute, the National Weather Service warned after a winter storm brought snow, sleet and freezing rain through the Baltimore region Monday.

The agency said icy spots were possible overnight as temperatures near or below freezing could cause wet or slushy surfaces to refreeze.


Tuesday is likely to start out cloudy, with a chance of showers around 20% in the early afternoon, and then it will gradually become sunnier with highs in the upper 40s.

Wind gusts could reach as high as 41 mph and there is a wind advisory for parts of the Western Baltimore region, including Frederick and parts of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.


Overnight Tuesday, the low will be around 33 degrees with more windy weather and gusts up to 25 mph. Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 55.

A fast-moving winter storm dropped about an inch of snow around the region Monday.

The snowfall, which started after 8 a.m., switched to rain, with a mix of freezing rain, in the early afternoon.

By 10 a.m., an inch of snow had fallen in Reisterstown, an inch in Columbia as of 1 p.m. and 0.3 of an inch in Crofton. Baltimore City’s Pimlico neighborhood had 1.5 inches of snow by 10:45 a.m.

A winter weather advisory was is in effect for the region for most of the day. It has since expired.

The Maryland State Police said that between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. the agency responded to 131 crashes and 41 unattended or disabled vehicles, and answered 495 calls for service.


More precipitation could come this weekend where there is a 40% chance of rain and snow Saturday night and a 50% chance of showers Sunday.