BALTIMORE – Light winter mixing has begun in many areas west and north of Baltimore, but a rapid transition to rain will occur by early afternoon.
The heavy snow continues westward with the heaviest snowfall occurring in parts of western MD where up to 5 inches fell in the Cumberland area.
The rain will continue throughout the afternoon and evening creating a slow ride through the area. Winter weather will continue in western Maryland, where snowfall amounts of 2-4″ are possible west of I-81, accompanied by light glazing of ice.
In Frederick County, the areas most likely to see snow accumulations will be the Catoctins where 1-2″ could accumulate before transitioning to full rain.
A *WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY* is in effect for Garrett Co. until 7 p.m. and Washington & Frederick Co. until 4 p.m.
A *WINTER STORM WARNING* was issued for Allegany Co. due to heavy accumulations of snow until 7 p.m.
Winds will increase this afternoon with gusts over 30 mph likely. The rain will begin to taper off later this evening with
drizzle and fog continuing late this evening. As the cold front passes through the region, the winds will shift from the west and continue
gusts throughout the day Thursday with mostly cloudy skies.
Friday looks dry and cooler with highs in the mid 40s. The first part of the weekend will be dry, but wet weather will return
later Sunday with another fast storm system.
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