BALTIMORE, Maryland — A storm just off the coast is expected to convey an overwhelming snow toward the Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland this week, and potentially some light snow accumulations to the Baltimore region.
Meteorologists expect a storm system to form off the northern Bahamas by Wednesday afternoon and pass over the mid-Atlantic through Thursday morning.
Though Wednesday should be the “hottest” day of this week. Also, forecasters note that temperatures will probably stay at or underneath freezing across the area.
That could make 3 to 6 inches of snow for areas near to the coast. The southern half of the Delmarva Peninsula, including Worcester, Dorchester, Wicomico, and Somerset regions, is under a winter storm watch Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon.
In the Baltimore region, forecasters are for now predicting just some overnight flurries. But they said the track of the storm remains undetermined, and that if it pushes inland, as some forecasting models are suggesting, then some snow could accumulate in time for the Thursday morning commute.
The National Weather Service predicts as much as 5 to 7 inches across the Baltimore area if that happens, but they assigned that scenario only a 10 percent likelihood as of early Tuesday morning.
Cold climate is otherwise expected to persist through the weekend. Six days in the previous week, temperatures have stayed below freezing at Baltimore -Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. By Monday, the streak could grow to 11 out of 12 days and eight consecutive days below freezing.