Slick Situations A Friday concern, postpone journey in case you can – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Snow, sleet, wintry mix and icy rain fell on Thursday, and a renewed overnight freeze could create icy conditions on Friday morning.

Most of the roads are covered in a wet sheen, but there is no way to tell if it’s ice or water until you drive over it. Meteorologists Tim Williams and Marty Bass say you should expect it to be ice and suggest postponing the trip until after noon if possible. Numerous crashes were reported in the early hours of the morning.

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#mdwx Well, this bad news that I was talking about. Radar is still active. More frosting and a little light snow. And where you don’t see a “return”, a fog freezes on contact. Conditions are just okay enough to get out now. To be honest, I would wait until a little later. pic.twitter.com/YjWAEe6782

– Marty Bass WJZ (@MartyBassWJZ) February 19, 2021

A winter storm warning applies to parts of Maryland through Friday morning, including Counties Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary.

A winter weather report has been extended to noon for central Maryland, including the city of Baltimore and surrounding counties. The following districts are included in the consultation:

  • Anne Arundel
  • Baltimore County
  • Baltimore City
  • Carroll
  • Cecil
  • Friedrich
  • Garrett
  • Harford
  • Howard
  • Montgomery
  • Prince George
  • Washington

Parts of the east coast, including the following counties, are recommended by 10:00 a.m. on Friday in winter:

CONTINUE READING: Maryland State Highway Administration urges residents to stay clear of the roads during the expected blizzard

  • Caroline
  • Kent
  • Queen Anne
  • Talbot

Thanks to a layer of warm air in the air, the snow turned into sleet and freezing rain much faster than expected on Thursday morning. This resulted in significant ice accumulation across the state.

While most of the precipitation is not in the way, ice-cold drizzle is expected overnight as low pressure develops off the coast.

Keep in mind that temperatures stay below freezing overnight, so surfaces will stay icy until Friday morning.

This means very dangerous travel conditions.

As of early Thursday afternoon, snow totals ranged significantly from just half an inch in Annapolis to nearly six inches in some spots near the Maryland / Pennsylvania state line.

The storm system will exit quickly on Friday. Calm but cold weather awaits you on the weekend.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says Marylanders should be prepared for dangerous travel conditions.

It also urges people to keep mobile devices charged and stay tuned to your local forecast. Check out WJZ!

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