The winter storm scheduled to impact Maryland will be moving In tonight and carry thru tomorrow. Western Maryland to include Garrett, Alleghany, Washington, and Frederick could see upwards of 10-12” of heavy wet snow. Temps will be in the low 30’s by 7pm tonight dropping down to the mid-20’s overnight. Expect potential power outages in these areas as the heavy snow may bring down branches and trees.
Central Maryland will be the transitional area with areas seeing combinations of snow or rain. The transitional line is not well defined so it’s difficult to determine specifically who might get rain and who will get snow and how much. Central Maryland could see wind gusts of 15-25mph. There could be power outages resulting from these wind gusts and resultant snow fall.
With the exception of northwest Cecil County the shore counties will see heavy rain – ¾” -2” with some moderate coastal flooding and flooding of low lying areas expected. Temps on Saturday in the low 40’s and dropping into the 30’s by Saturday evening.
The National Weather Service was very concerned about campers in the Western Maryland mountain area who may not be aware of the storm’s approach. Additionally, jurisdictions with outdoor events tomorrow need to plan accordingly for drops in temperature, icy/slippery conditions, potential flooding, downed trees and power lines and other hazards related to this snow event.