Winter Storm Warning issued for Baltimore County

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Baltimore County.  The Winter Storm Warning is no longer in effect.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire Baltimore metro area.

Heavy snow along with sleet and freezing rain are expected. Total snow accumulations of around 3–6 inches with ice accumulation of around 1/4-inch are likely. Portion of Baltimore County could see 6–8 inches of snowfall.

The warning will be in effect from 3 a.m. on Thursday until 6 a.m. on Friday.

Snow will change to a mixture of sleet and freezing rain during the late morning and early afternoon hours.

Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

Snow on Thursday morning will be heavy at times with snowfall rates of around 1 to 2 inches per hour possible along with visibility reduced to around one-quarter mile at time.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

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