WEATHER UPDATE: Howard County is under a WINTER STORM WARNING until 6AM Tuesday. Heavy snow is expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch will occur throughout Central Maryland, with heavier accumulations near the Pennsylvania line.

Snow began falling in Howard County before 8AM. Highways crews pre-treated all primary roads on Friday in preparation for the storm and salting operations have begun. Secondary and neighborhood roads will likely be slick today.

If you must venture outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

National Weather Service Detailed Forecast:

Today – Snow. High near 31. Southeast wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tonight – Freezing rain, possibly mixed with snow, becoming all freezing rain after 1am. Low around 30. Northeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New ice accumulation of around a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Monday – Rain, snow and freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet before 11am, then rain and snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 11am and noon, then snow after noon. High near 33. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

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Scott E

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