WINTER STORM WARNING in effect at 7pm tonight until 4pm tomorrow. This means dangerous winter weather conditions are expected to hit the area. Main concern will be snow, sleet and a good deal of ice. A transition to rain is possible if temps can warm above freezing. Best chance for this will be once the sun rises or after 7am, especially along the MD/PA border. It may take longer for temps further north to warm above 32 degrees, which means a prolonged period of freezing rain mix.
This has the potential to be a very dangerous situation. Snow will begin late tonight and will mix then change to sleet and freezing rain heading into the predawn hours and early morning commute. That means several hours of heavy sleet and ice. Freezing rain may change to rain closer to noon time before ending.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY: High pressure provides a couple of quiet days but it will be cold again with lows in the teens and highs only in the 20s.
WEEKEND OUTLOOK: February continues to start off very active with a storm every other day or two. We’ll have a quiet start to the upcoming weekend but the next storm of the week arrives late Saturday night into Sunday morning, bringing another around of accumulating snow for through the day. How much is still a big question. We will certainly be bringing you the latest through the week.
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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