Coating Of Snow Could Snarl Tuesday’s Early Commute

Monday, February 21, 2011 – Steve Fermier
 
A system moving across Maryland could make for some slippery spots on the highways early Tuesday.

The storm has the potential to leave a coating to a couple of inches on grassy areas. 

Rain today is expected to turn to snow after midnight, according to WBAL’ Tony Pann.

The storm will be more trouble well north and west of the city. 

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for areas north of the city. 

FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FREDERICK…WESTMINSTER

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…MAINLY SNOW. A BRIEF PERIOD OF SLEET IS   POSSIBLE AT THE ONSET.

* ACCUMULATIONS…A POTENTIAL 4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. THE  HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6AM.

* TEMPERATURES…TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 30S THIS EVENING…
  DROPPING TO THE MID 20S BY TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…NORTH-NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO
MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

 
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