Winter Storm Watch Tonight Through Wednesday

Monday, January 31, 2011 – Steve Fermier
 
The next winter storm is expected to bring all kinds of sloppiness to most of Maryland beginning late tonight.

The storm is a large one and will continue off and on through early Wednesday.

Roads could become very slick and there is a possibility of ice accumulations.

WBAL meteorologist Tony Pann said the storm will beging late tonight as snow and change to sleet and freezing rain by tomorrow morning.  There could be a 1 to 2 inch snow accumulation before the change. 

The freezing rain could coat surfaces but not enough to cause serious power outages tomorrow. 

The system will end as rain early Wednesday, Tony said.

Check HERE for the latest National Weather Service information. 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICHS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…FREEZING RAIN. SNOW AND SLEET MAY OCCUR AT
  THE ONSET.

* ACCUMULATIONS…ONE QUARTER INCH OR MORE OF ICE ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE.

* TIMING…A MIX OF SNOW AND SLEET DEVELOPING TONIGHT IS EXPECTEDTO CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN TUESDAY MORNING. FREEZING RAIN IS   EXPECTED TO THEN CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING BEFORE  CHANGING TO RAIN.

* TEMPERATURES…LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S TONIGHT. HIGHS IN
  THE LOWER 30S TUESDAY AND REMAINING IN THE LOWER 30S TUESDAY
  NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY  NIGHT…INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

 
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