Thursday Night Update

If you are growing tired of these updates, I am as well. I did get updated numbers to the snow maps, and we still might add a little to them.  I will post the final totals with the storm recap on Friday.

It would be nice to catch a break, but we still have some ice to deal with.  The good news is that what is on the way in will not compare to what we just had this morning.

Thursday Night

There is a band of snow and ice on the way from the Ohio Valley. This is the last gasp of that historic arctic outbreak. This is some upper level energy and will be mainly light. But a jet streak may enhance it across central Maryland in the morning briefly.


February 18 weather snow Thursday night


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  • A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for southern Pennsylvania and Central Maryland to Delmarva.
  • Special Weather Statement: The northern Maryland counties were removed from the Advisory because their flurries or icing will be very light, yet still a nuisance.
  • UPDATE AT 9 PM: NWS Added Northern Harford, Baltimore, and Carroll Counties BACK IN THE ADVISORY
  • Winter Storm Warning remains in Southern Maryland to Southeast Virginia for heavy icing in place and more freezing rain on the way.

February 18 Winter Weather Advisory



Friday Morning Temperatures: Still Freezing

Regardless of what falls, there will be leftover ice through the region through morning. If it was wet today and not treated on your driveway, steps, or walkways it likely iced up.


February 18 weather temperature Friday morning



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Suggesting Outcome:

  • Southern PA Light Snow may add a coating to 1 inch.
  • Central Maryland: Light icing and any snow would also add a coating up to 1 inch.
  • Southern Maryland and Delmarva: Icing might be widespread in the morning but should thaw after 9 AM.


Snow Ice Friday morning February 19


What’s On The Way

Next Monday Morning a clipper type storm will arrive, but appears to be trending a little warmer.

This snapshot is mid day, but it might arrive at daybreak. I think we need to watch this for timing. The trend has been for systems to arrive early, so if this reaches us in the dark hours before sunrise, even light can have some impact.


February 18 weather snow Monday


Temperature Outlook: Big Warm Up, But Brief

50s likely, 60s possible

By the end of next week, a few days should push us into the 50s.  There is indication that a surge of 60s may reach us on Thursday.  Let’s see if the snow and ice to our southwest may tamper this down a little.


February 18 weather temperature outlook


Next Update: Friday morning to track the light snow and freezing mix.





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