Wednesday snow could make for slick morning commute

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to noon Wednesday with about 1-3 inches of snow forecast, possibly making for a slick morning commute, the National Weather Service said.

Snow was forecast to start by 4 a.m., continuing until about noon. With temperatures forecast in the mid- to upper-20s overnight and into Wednesday morning, precipitation was expected to be entirely snow.


The snow was expected on top of light accumulations reported across the region Tuesday, with up to an inch reported in parts of the Baltimore area and heavier amounts to the southwest in Northern Virginia.

Snowfall totals included half an inch in Hunt Valley, an inch near Columbia and 0.7 inches in the Gaither area of southern Carroll County, according to the weather service. As much as 3.5 inches of snow was reported in parts of Northern Virginia.

Frigid air was expected to move in after the snow Wednesday, with highs around freezing and lows in the mid- to upper teens into Thursday morning. Blustery winds of 15-25 mph Wednesday were forecast to make it feel like the teens.

Sunshine was expected to return Thursday, with highs in the upper 30s, and lows dropping to the mid-teens.