A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Maryland through Tuesday morning. Most areas will see 2 to 4 inches with far Western Maryland likely picking up between 3 to 6 inches.

Flurries were flying across Maryland as many of you headed out the door this morning. After a midday lull, another round of snow ramped up this afternoon. The snow started off light but will quickly pick up by the evening commute. Please watch for slick spots if you need to be on the roads today or tomorrow night.

Brooke, with daughter, Nina, 18 months, in Federal Hill Park. More snow is expected for the Baltimore area. (Carl Schmidt/for The Baltimore Banner)
Catherine Hammond cleans snow from her car in Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland. (Carl Schmidt/for The Baltimore Banner)
Doug Clemens sweeps snow from the sidewalk in Federal Hill after a light dusting that started early Monday morning. (Carl Schmidt/for The Baltimore Banner)

WHEN: Steadiest snow looks to fall late this evening through Tuesday morning. This will NOT be a major storm, but it is the first widespread significant winter weather event we’ve seen in a few years. People need to reacclimate themselves by driving in snowy conditions.

We will need to carefully keep an eye out on Monday afternoon and early evening. Some models try to bring the snow in a little earlier. There isn’t full agreement on this, but it’s something we’ll be watching.

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Right now, indications are if this does happen, the snow would be light and not very problematic, but it’s something we’re flagging and we’ll be watching in case the situation escalates.

ALSO NOTEWORTHY: Road treatment chemicals work best with temperatures above 20°F. Therefore, any leftover snow/melted snow on roads/sidewalks will turn to ICE even if treated Tuesday night. It’s important people clear this snow off their driveways, sidewalks and paths so Wednesday morning isn’t so slippery. Winds will help dry many surfaces out, so hopefully this won’t be a widespread issue Wednesday morning.

GOOD NEWS: The snow will be ideal for sledding and snowball-making. There won’t be too much of it (not expecting more than 4 inches) to remove, so it will not be dangerous to shovel.

Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul Wiedefeld, speaking early Monday evening, seemed satisfied with the response to the storm. He said teams have been preparing for two days.

”Across the entire state, we have weather experts and we monitor conditions and roadway temperatures,” he said. “We use our own resources and contractual resources. I don’t anticipate any issue.”

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North Point State Battlefield park is dusted by snow in Dundalk on Monday, January 15, 2024. (Jessica Gallagher/The Baltimore Banner)
Salt truck on 83 South. (Kaitlin Newman/The Baltimore Banner)

Tuesday

Snow gradually tapers off by lunch time. Partial clearing, windy and very cold during the afternoon. Temperatures falling into the 20s. Wind-chills falling into the teens by evening.

Rest of the Week

Very cold, but quiet weather is likely Wednesday into Thursday. Wednesday will be the colder day, despite sunshine, with highs near 30, but wind-chills mainly in the teens. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the middle 30s.

Another chance of snow is possible on Friday. It’s still too early to know if this storm will be more of a nuisance or deliver a more potentially significant snowfall. We’ll have clearer information about this snow potential as the week evolves. Stay tuned.

Jarvis licks up the snow in Berwyn Heights, Maryland on January 15, 2024.
Jarvis licks up the snow in Berwyn Heights, Maryland on January 15, 2024. (Taneen Momeni/for the Baltimore Banner)
Snow on leaves in Berwyn Heights, Maryland on January 15, 2024.
Snow on leaves in Berwyn Heights, Maryland on January 15, 2024. (Taneen Momeni/for the Baltimore Banner)
Gus signs their name in the snow in Berwyn Heights, Maryland on January 15, 2024.
Gus signs their name in the snow in Berwyn Heights, Maryland on January 15, 2024. (Taneen Momeni/for the Baltimore Banner)

Pamela Wood contributed reporting.

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