The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Baltimore and Washington areas for overnight, noting that a coating to 1 inch of snow is likely, creating a disturbance for Wednesday morning commuters.
Some areas in Western Maryland got snow overnight, and areas north of Baltimore saw a dusting before dawn. The chance for snow still remains for the later portion of the commute, amid frigid temperatures.
“Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday,” the weather service reported.
The snow should fall between 2 a.m. and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Any accumulation could cause icy roads, due to preexisting temperature conditions on some roadways with Tuesday’s chilly temperatures.
Wednesday’s high temperature is expected to reach just 28 degrees. Thursday’s forecast calls for similar temperatures, warming to a high of 30 on Saturday, before remaining in the mid-20s again on Sunday and Monday of next week.
The advisory covers an area that includes most of the Baltimore metro area, including Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.
Anyone headed outdoors for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day activities later this week — like the Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium at 4:25 p.m. Sunday — should bundle up.
“Dangerously cold wind chills are possible New Years Eve and New Years Day,” the weather service reported.