Winter weather advisory issued during morning commute

About an inch expected to fall through 9 a.m.

December 13, 2010|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

Commuters should be cautious Monday morning as light snow falls across the Baltimore area, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter weather advisory has been issued through 9 a.m. as snow is expected to spread from Carroll and central Howard counties into Anne Arundel County, Baltimore and areas north and east of the city, said Kevin Witt, a meteorologist in the Sterling, Va., weather service office.

Snow is already falling in some parts of Baltimore and Baltimore and Harford counties, such as the Inner Harbor and Dundalk and up through Aberdeen, he said.

Only about an inch or less is expected to fall, but with temperatures at or around freezing and winds of 10 to 20 miles an hour, "drivers should probably slow down a little bit," Witt said.

The accumulation shouldn't be much, but "just enough to really slow traffic down," he said.

Temperatures were at about 34 to 35 degrees in Harford and Baltimore counties, Witt said. Reports at BWI Marshall Airport were down to 33 to 34 degrees, he said.

But the wind chill should be far lower, so anyone expecting to spend time outside should bundle up, Witt said. Winds are expected to pick up later Monday, with gusts of as much as 30 to 35 mph. And the winds "could be just as strong if not stronger tomorrow," he said.

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