Weekend snow hits Baltimore, more expected midweek

About an inch of snow fell in Baltimore Sunday

February 09, 2014|By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun

This weekend's weather brought up to an inch of snow to some parts of Baltimore, and the area may be on deck for more wintry weather this week.

Though it is too early to project its impact, a low-pressure system off the southeast coast of the U.S. is due to arrive around Wednesday night and remain through Thursday, National Weather Service meteorologist Carl Barnes said Sunday evening.

Until then, anticipate sunny but cold conditions, he said.

"It's a pretty chilly air mass we're going to have over top of us," he said. "But we're not expecting any snow for the first part of the week."

Still, temperatures in the 20s means the Sunday night dusting won't necessarily melt and could cause tricky conditions for the Monday commute. Barnes reminded drivers to be careful on the roads and to check the forecast regularly.

The State Highway Administration had about 900 crews out as of Sunday night, clearing and salting numbered routes across the state. It will closely monitor any re-freezing that occurs overnight, SHA spokeswoman Lora Rakowski said.

"We'd like to remind drivers to not become too complacent in their driving," Rakowski said. "And remember that ramps, bridges and overpasses freeze first."

The state stockpiles more than 300 tons of road salt, and in a snowy winter that has challenged some areas, such as New York City, Maryland's supplies are around 80 percent, she said.

"We're certainly well-equipped for whatever comes along this week," Rakowski said.

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