Howard County could see some snow this next week so plan accordingly. I have been checking various sources and here is what I have been able to find on the snow chances and dates:

Monday January 25th:

  • National Weather Service: Day: A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a slight chance of rain and snow between 11am and 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. East wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. / Night: Rain and snow, possibly mixed with sleet before 3am, then freezing rain, possibly mixed with snow and sleet. Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
  • WBAL reports: Monday Night – Periods of snow in the evening will transition to a wintry mix overnight. Low 31F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 100%. Snow and ice accumulating 3 to 5 inches
  • Weather.com reports: Night: Periods of snow in the evening will transition to a wintry mix overnight. Low 31F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 100%. Snow and ice accumulating 3 to 5 inches.
  • Accuweather.com reports: Day: Cloudy with a bit of snow, sleet and rain in the afternoon, accumulating a coating to an inch / Night: Cloudy; a bit of rain and sleet in the evening followed by a bit of ice late

Tuesday January 26th:

  • National Weather Service: Day: Freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet before 7am, then freezing rain between 7am and 8am, then a chance of rain after 8am. High near 41. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
  • Accuweather.com reports: Day: A bit of snow and rain at times in the morning with little or no accumulation; otherwise, cloudy

Wednesday January 27th:

  • National Weather Service: Night: A chance of snow after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • WBAL reports: Wednesday Night – Snow showers. Low 29F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
  • Weather.com reports: Night: Snow showers. Low 29F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.

Thursday January 28th:

  • National Weather Service: Day: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • WBAL reports: Thursday: Variable clouds with snow showers. High 36F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.
  • Weather.com reports: Day: Variable clouds with snow showers. High 36F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.
  • Accuweather.com reports: Day: Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow; breezy in the afternoon

Based on the information above who knows what might happen this next week. I have learned to pay attention but also wait and see what really happens.

Here is the link for the forecast from the National Weather Service: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=39.21&lon=-76.86#.YAwQNpNKhfU

Here is the link for the forecast from WBAL: https://www.wbaltv.com/weather

Here is the link for the forecast from Weather.com (for Columbia): https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/e3a066abff885d03756f718f632ad93ef31263c0eda4dbb55e69088659143a3c

Here is a link for the forecast from Accuweather.com (for Columbia): https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/columbia/21046/daily-weather-forecast/329306

If we do get some type of snow I will try and get some photos from my area in Columbia.

Scott E