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Snowstorm Could Drop Up to 10 inches in Baltimore Metro Area

Most communities could see 4-8 inches total, but Randallstown, Owings Mills and Reisterstown could get the most, at up to 10 inches from Tuesday night through Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

As the snowstorm approaches, and the forecast gets more specific, it looks like the Baltimore Metro area could get up to about 8 inches of snow from late Tuesday night through Wednesday night.

However, Owings Mills and Reisterstown could get more, at up to 10 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter weather watch, including snow, is in effect for the county, as well as for the Baltimore and D.C. metro areas. During this time, wind gusts could get as high as 35 mph. Combined with heavy snow, there could be power outages, it states.

BGE is bringing in 500 extra employees to help with service repairs and 1,750 of its own crews to be ready in case of "hundreds of thousands of outages in its service area, according to a news release Tuesday.

Rain could begin Tuesday evening in the Baltimore Metro area, changing to snow after 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

Some areas could get between 1 and 3 inches of rain or snow Tuesday, including Catonsville, Pikesville, Owings Mills, Lutherville-Timonium and Hunt Valley.

But 1-2 inches is forecast Tuesday night for Arbutus, North Baltimore, Parkville, Perry Hall, Essex and Dundalk.

Additional snow is expected Wednesday, mainly at night:

  • 3-7 inches: Randallstown, Owings Mills and Reisterstown
  • 3-5 inches: Arbutus, Catonsville, Woodlawn, North Baltimore, Pikesville, Towson, Lutherville-Timonium and Hunt Valley
  • 1-3 inches: Essex and Dundalk
  • 1-2 inches: Parkville and Perry Hall

Some snow could fall Thursday throughout the area as well, but only about 1/10 inch, according to the forecast.

Following are the forecast temperatures for the Baltimore Metro area, as of Tuesday morning:

Tuesday will be in the mid 40s, with a low in the lower 30s.

High Wednesday in the mid-30s, and the low in the lower 30s.

Thursday's high could be in the upper 30s, with the low in the upper 20s.

Keep it local

Keep track of how the weather progresses in Baltimore County by signing up for emergency updates on the county's website, Twitter and Facebook page.

"If the weather turns severe, frequent updates will be posted on Baltimore County Emergency Management's Twitter, @BACOEmergency," according to a news release Monday evening.

Track road conditions and operations on the BC Snowfighter website.

Read other articles from this week's weather beat:

  • Overnight Snow Expected this Week

Today's forecast is more specific, with snowfall amounts for different areas. Do you think we'll get the most snow possible, or the least? Anyone who thinks we won't get any? Tell us in the comments.

Janet Metzner March 05, 2013 at 08:12 PM
That's something to consider! -Janet
FIFA March 06, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Psst Janet, delete this article, it hasn't happened!
Brad March 06, 2013 at 09:35 PM
What a joke, these weather people don't know what is going on. When they call for a major snow storm we get either a dusting or rain. When they call for a dusting we get a blizzard, this is the only job where a person can make mistakes and keep their jobs
Skip727 March 07, 2013 at 11:17 AM
I think you forgot one other job - politicians Just saying.
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