A winter weather advisory is in effect across Central Maryland on Monday. Meteorologists are warning that a wintry mix of precipitation will make for slippery conditions on frigid pavement around Baltimore.
According to the National Weather Service, air temperatures at Carroll County Regional Airport hit a low of 18 degrees in the morning, with wind chill pushing the numbers down into the single digits. The air temperature remained below freezing throughout the day with a high of 30 degrees.
But relief from the cold is coming.
“It’s going to be a nice warm-up coming later this week,” Rossio said.
Temperatures on Friday may approach 60 degrees, he said, though they’ll bring moisture and likely rainfall with them.
In the meantime, the wintry mix disrupted activities throughout the county as organizations sent people home early hoping to avoid the worst of the road troubles.
Carroll government offices, including the Circuit Court and District Court closed at noon.
In Westminster, Sykesville and Mount Airy government offices closed early and scheduled nighttime mayor and council meetings were not held. The Sykesville meeting was postponed until Tuesday evening and the Westminster meeting was canceled. No decision has been made when and if the Mount Airy meeting will be rescheduled.
Carroll County Public Schools dismissed classes three hours early and offices closed at 2 p.m. After-school activities were canceled. Those hoping to attend activities at Carroll County public libraries were also out of luck after they closed at 12:30 p.m.
McDaniel College closed at noon. Carroll County Community College was not far behind, closing at 12:30 p.m.
Desk officers for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack said there had been no major accidents due to weather as of 6 p.m. Monday. The Maryland Department of Transportation Coordinated Highways Action Response Team reported no weather-related incidents as of 6:30 p.m. Monday.