January 24 2021

The winter event on the way will bring snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain.  In this post I’ve included my expected arrival time, a radar simulation slider, Tuesday morning temperatures, and my call for snow and ice.

This will be a classic winter weather system with a slight to moderate impact. The goos news for metro areas is the later arrival. It will start with the frozen stuff for most of us, but the final results will be split across the region.  *The influence of the warmer Bay water and urban areas will make this primarily an evening  and night event along the I-95 and I-70 areas. North of there is where the cold will hang longer with more ice.


Snow/Sleet Arrival Time:

I analyzed all model guidance, and also considered our events in December arrived a little faster.  This is my best call for the start in your area.


Janury 24 weather snow and sleet arrival Monday




  • A fine line in the north end of the cities and inland regions will hold the cold and likely ice into Tuesday morning.
  • If we were to rate this on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the strongest, I could call this a 2.
  • Schools (for those in person): A good chance for a delay due to early Tuesday ice.  But any hopes for a closing will be low, and confined to the coldest areas of Northern Maryland into Pennsylvania.

Sunday Evening Set Up

The system in Texas will team up with the cold front in the northern plains. As I mentioned yesterday, it appears the energy may split, leaving us with about half the moisture of earlier expectations.

That still will have an impact, but less intense.  The start will bring a burst of snow and sleet, then widespread freezing rain overnight.

The ‘ice storm’ areas may end up with 0.10” to 0.25”, instead of the 1/2 inch all models showed a few days ago.

Weather Map

January 24 Sunday Evening Weather



Satellite Loop

January 24 weather storm satellite



Compare to Forecast Maps Below

Forecast Maps

Radar Simulation —-> slider

This is from the NAM 3 Km Model. It is NOT EXPECTED TO BE PERFECT. This is guidance for how the storm may play out…

previous arrow
next arrow
previous arrownext arrow

Tuesday Early Morning:


January 24 weather ice storm temperatures Tuesday morning

Frozen Stuff

January 24 weather ice storm Tuesday 7 AM


Late Morning 


January 24 weather ice storm temperatures Tuesday 10 AM

Frozen Stuff

January 24 weather ice storm Tuesday 10 AM


My Call For Snow and Ice

Janury 24 weather snow total and ice my call

*The Blue 2 to 4 inch snow region may also end up with the most ice. There is a bust potential here if they turn to freezing rain sooner.



Also See:

What About The Thursday Storm?

I saw the latest models pushed the snow south. I am not worried about that. I expect this first storm may kick a little north, and the second one may follow, with a display on the models as this passes through.

We can address that next.

Faith in the Flakes – FITF



Please share your thoughts, best weather pics/video, or just keep in touch via social media

Facebook: Justin Berk, Meteorologist

Twitter: @JustinWeather

Instagram: justinweather




Winter Outlook Series

Winter Outlook 2021 Tropical Hints

Winter Outlook Polar Vortex Arctic Oscillation

Winter Outlook Solar Minimum

Early Winter October

Winter Outlook Series Weather Folklore


Winter Outlook 2021 La Nina Advisory

Winter Outlooks Farmers Almanacs



14 Local Maryland Pages (and York PA)

We have made a page for Maryland Weather which gives you the current conditions for 14 present area locations.

Local Hourly Forecasts and Local Radar
Central Maryland



Bel Air

Carroll County/Westminster




Ocean City

Dover DE

Southern Maryland

Patuxent River 

Washington DC





National Weather Service Adds Maryland Cecil And Garrett Counties


FITF Shop Open

My ‘bonus’ daughter Jaiden and wife showing off our popular Maryland Hoodies. Unisex and women’s items all produced in Maryland.

Click here to see this and many other new items.

FITF MD Hoodie Jaiden


NEW Hoddies ShannonJaiden




December 5 Snowfall History Start Of Faith in the Flakes

Also see:


Maryland Weather Page

Maryland Weather 

I wanted to keep it simple. Just the basics for a quick view at any time.

Maryland Weather Just In Weather




Just In Power Kids:

A portion of proceeds go to our programs Providing FREE holistic care for kids in cancer treatment and up to 5 years post treatment and caregivers.

New Caps and Hats 

FITF Hats 2020


FITF Hat Winter Caps 2020