Travelers in Maryland could face some icing road conditions beginning tomorrow night that could linger into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
There is a chance of freezing rain, and possibly sleet, that could start tomorrow and continue into the weekend, said forecaster Bill Miller.
Miller said the precipitation will be brought on by a fast moving warm front from the west. The front, when it meets a cold air mass positioned over the Mid-Atlantic, will combine for the freezing rain that could begin as a light snow.
"One of our concerns is that freezing rain or sleet would cause very hazardous road conditions for people returning home from holiday visiting," Miller said.
"Depending on how the air masses move, this could carry into Saturday," he said.
Miller said freezing rain is precipitation that freezes on impact with a surface. It differs from sleet, which already is in a frozen state as it falls.
A high temperature of 33 degrees was recorded in Baltimore Christmas Day. The temperature at 5 a.m. today was 23 degrees.
After an expected high of 35 degrees in windy conditions today, lows tonight are to drop to 20 degrees in the city with temperatures north and west of Baltimore in the teens.