Snow forecast: Winter storm watch, warnings in Maryland – WBAL TV Baltimore

|| Closings/Delays | Weather Advisories | Radar | Forecast | Email Alerts | Send us your pics ||Follow: @ttasselWBAL | @AvaWBAL | @TonyPannWBAL | @TaylorWBAL | @wbaltv11BALTIMORE — After temperatures in the 60s on Sunday, Maryland is set to get the first measurable snow since Feb. 22, 2021.The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Baltimore’s southern suburbs and a Winter Storm Watch for Baltimore and points north.But because of the warm weather in the past couple days, accumulation is expected to be in grassy areas.A sharp drop in temperatures comes Sunday night leading to a chance of snow for the Monday morning rush hour.It’s unclear how much snow will accumulate since the storm will be moving quickly and the ground is warm. So, the roads will likely stay wet, not white for most of the event. The heaviest snow will be south of Baltimore — which is the reverse of what we usually see. Still, we should be prepared for some winter precipitation in parts of the WBAL-TV viewing area Monday.Timing: 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. MondayWhat: Snow, sleet, rainAmount:Little or no snow near the Pennsylvania lineTrace to 1 inch in the northern suburbs1 to 2 inches in Baltimore2 to 4 inches south of Baltimore, some spots south of Annapolis might end up with more than 4 inches.Chief Meteorologist Tom Tasselmyer is going much lower than the models for snow totals, saying it looks like the snow-to-liquid ratio will be much lower than the 10:1 that the models use.Snow tapers off by the afternoon and Monday night will be clear. Sunshine returns Tuesday with temperatures staying in the 30s.CLOSURES/DELAYSSCHOOLS — As of 9 p.m. Sunday, school officials in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties announced schools will be closed Monday.As of 9 p.m. Sunday, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Dorchester and Frederick counties are on a two-hour delay; Talbot and Wicomico counties are on a 90-minute delay. Check the list of school delays and closures here.In Baltimore City, winter break for students had been extended through Tuesday. As of 9 p.m. Sunday, COVID-19 testing for school staff is still scheduled and central office staff is scheduled to report as normal.COVID-19 TESTING — The state decided to close the following state-run COVID-19 testing sites on Monday:Annapolis – Corner of Bladen and Calvert streets Anne Arundel County – Anne Arundel Medical Center Baltimore City – State Center Harford County – UM Upper Chesapeake Health Prince George’s County – City of Praise Family MinistriesMTA BUS — In preparation for winter weather Monday, all Express BusLink routes along with LocalLink routes 38, 57, and 92 will not operate. The only exception to this will be Express BusLink 163, which will operate as scheduled. Check MTA service alerts here.As of 9:15 p.m. Sunday, affected bus routes include:38: WESTGATE – MEDFIELD57: BELAIR-EDISON CIRCULATOR92: GLEN – BAAS & TALMUDICAL103: DOWNTOWN – CROMWELL BRIDGE104: CROMWELL BRIDGE – HARBOR EAST105: CEDONIA – DOWNTOWN115: DOWNTOWN – PERRY HALL120: WHITE MARSH – DOWNTOWN/HOPKINS HOSP150: COLUMBIA – DOWNTOWN/HARBOR EAST154: STATE CENTER – CARNEY/HILLENDALE160: DOWNTOWN/HOPKINS HOSPITAL – ESSEXSTATE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHERGov. Larry Hogan announced that the state activated a government-wide response to prepare for the incoming winter storm.”Our state is taking every precaution and coordinating resources to prepare for the first winter weather event of the year,” Hogan said in an online statement. “I urge Marylanders to stay tuned to their local forecasts for the latest updates on road conditions and potential closures, heed the guidance of state and local authorities and use common sense.”From the governor’s office:Multiple state agencies, including the Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM), Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Police, are making preparations and coordinating with local jurisdictions.The State Highway Administration will activate its Statewide Operations Center, and CHART crews will enhance patrols. Maryland Transportation Authority crews are prepared to treat bridges and toll roads.At BWI-Marshall Airport, winter weather crews are on alert and preparing to respond. Storm response equipment has been inspected and prepared for snow and ice removal activities. Passengers should plan to arrive at least two hours prior to their scheduled departure time and check with air carriers for any changes to flight schedules.The Maryland Transit Administration’s bus division is prepared to implement weather-related diversions and storm response crews are prepared to respond to any issues.Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport said its winter weather team will be in place overnight, prepared to clear the airfield for airline operations, as well as public roadways and parking.Passengers with travel plans Monday should check with their airlines for updated flight status information, airport officials said.

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BALTIMORE — After temperatures in the 60s on Sunday, Maryland is set to get the first measurable snow since Feb. 22, 2021.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Baltimore’s southern suburbs and a Winter Storm Watch for Baltimore and points north.

But because of the warm weather in the past couple days, accumulation is expected to be in grassy areas.

A sharp drop in temperatures comes Sunday night leading to a chance of snow for the Monday morning rush hour.

It’s unclear how much snow will accumulate since the storm will be moving quickly and the ground is warm. So, the roads will likely stay wet, not white for most of the event. The heaviest snow will be south of Baltimore — which is the reverse of what we usually see. Still, we should be prepared for some winter precipitation in parts of the WBAL-TV viewing area Monday.

Timing: 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday

What: Snow, sleet, rain

Amount:

  • Little or no snow near the Pennsylvania line
  • Trace to 1 inch in the northern suburbs
  • 1 to 2 inches in Baltimore
  • 2 to 4 inches south of Baltimore, some spots south of Annapolis might end up with more than 4 inches.

Chief Meteorologist Tom Tasselmyer is going much lower than the models for snow totals, saying it looks like the snow-to-liquid ratio will be much lower than the 10:1 that the models use.

Snow tapers off by the afternoon and Monday night will be clear. Sunshine returns Tuesday with temperatures staying in the 30s.

CLOSURES/DELAYS

SCHOOLS — As of 9 p.m. Sunday, school officials in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties announced schools will be closed Monday.

As of 9 p.m. Sunday, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Dorchester and Frederick counties are on a two-hour delay; Talbot and Wicomico counties are on a 90-minute delay. Check the list of school delays and closures here.

In Baltimore City, winter break for students had been extended through Tuesday. As of 9 p.m. Sunday, COVID-19 testing for school staff is still scheduled and central office staff is scheduled to report as normal.

COVID-19 TESTING — The state decided to close the following state-run COVID-19 testing sites on Monday:

  • Annapolis – Corner of Bladen and Calvert streets
  • Anne Arundel County – Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Baltimore City – State Center
  • Harford County – UM Upper Chesapeake Health
  • Prince George’s County – City of Praise Family Ministries

MTA BUS — In preparation for winter weather Monday, all Express BusLink routes along with LocalLink routes 38, 57, and 92 will not operate. The only exception to this will be Express BusLink 163, which will operate as scheduled. Check MTA service alerts here.

As of 9:15 p.m. Sunday, affected bus routes include:

  • 38: WESTGATE – MEDFIELD
  • 57: BELAIR-EDISON CIRCULATOR
  • 92: GLEN – BAAS & TALMUDICAL
  • 103: DOWNTOWN – CROMWELL BRIDGE
  • 104: CROMWELL BRIDGE – HARBOR EAST
  • 105: CEDONIA – DOWNTOWN
  • 115: DOWNTOWN – PERRY HALL
  • 120: WHITE MARSH – DOWNTOWN/HOPKINS HOSP
  • 150: COLUMBIA – DOWNTOWN/HARBOR EAST
  • 154: STATE CENTER – CARNEY/HILLENDALE
  • 160: DOWNTOWN/HOPKINS HOSPITAL – ESSEX

STATE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state activated a government-wide response to prepare for the incoming winter storm.

“Our state is taking every precaution and coordinating resources to prepare for the first winter weather event of the year,” Hogan said in an online statement. “I urge Marylanders to stay tuned to their local forecasts for the latest updates on road conditions and potential closures, heed the guidance of state and local authorities and use common sense.”

From the governor’s office:

  • Multiple state agencies, including the Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM), Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Police, are making preparations and coordinating with local jurisdictions.
  • The State Highway Administration will activate its Statewide Operations Center, and CHART crews will enhance patrols. Maryland Transportation Authority crews are prepared to treat bridges and toll roads.
  • At BWI-Marshall Airport, winter weather crews are on alert and preparing to respond. Storm response equipment has been inspected and prepared for snow and ice removal activities. Passengers should plan to arrive at least two hours prior to their scheduled departure time and check with air carriers for any changes to flight schedules.
  • The Maryland Transit Administration’s bus division is prepared to implement weather-related diversions and storm response crews are prepared to respond to any issues.

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport said its winter weather team will be in place overnight, prepared to clear the airfield for airline operations, as well as public roadways and parking.

Passengers with travel plans Monday should check with their airlines for updated flight status information, airport officials said.

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