|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.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
* PRECIPITATION TYPE…FREEZING RAIN. SNOW AND SLEET MAY OCCUR AT
* 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
* WINDS…NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT…INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH WEDNESDAY MORNING.
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.