The freezing rain and sleet that fell cross the region Monday could lead to overnight problems and a possible icy commute Tuesday morning — starting with getting out your front door.
Precipitation that froze overnight created a thin layer of ice Tuesday morning that makes walking out front doors anywhere around Baltimore a challenge, and meteorologists are warning drivers to use caution when walking or driving.
“Very cold ground temperatures from the recent cold snap combined with air temperatures dropping below freezing in the wake of Monday’s precipitation will result in ice on untreated roads and sidewalks through early Tuesday morning,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.
The state has seen a record stretch of freezing temperatures in the region. The stretch hit eight days on Sunday, when temperatures fell to a record low of 1 degree at BWI, and ended Monday when temperatures had reached 33 degrees at BWI by 4 p.m.
But Tuesday could be warming up, with the National Weather Service predicting a high near 43 degrees.
Here’s a look at what the National Weather Service says is coming down Monday into Tuesday.