9:30 p.m. UPDATE: Forecasters are maintaining decent snow chances for
Original post, as of 4:37 p.m.:
About 36 hours ahead of potential snowfall, forecasters were calling for at least an inch or two and possibly 4 inches of accumulation overnight Wednesday, according to the
The weather service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office's forecast maps call for 1-2 inches across Baltimore, including southern
The forecasters expect rain early, turning to a wintry mix and then snow after about 9 p.m., tapering off by early Thursday morning. The heaviest precipitation could come after the air chills enough to support snow, according to the forecast discussion from early Tuesday morning:
"WARM NEAR SURFACE AIR MAY INITIALLY CUT DOWN ON SNOWFALL DURING THE DAYTIME ON WEDNESDAY...AND IT MAY TAKE UNTIL EVENING FOR AREAS /PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE NORTH AND WEST CWA/ TO CHANGEOVER TO SNOW. THIS WOULD HOWEVER COINCIDE WITH THE TIME WHERE THE BEST QPF MAY BE AVAILABLE AND WHERE A BAND OF AT LEAST MODERATE SNOWFALL MAY DEVELOP."
AccuWeather.com, meanwhile, included Central Maryland in an area that could get 3-6 inches by Thursday morning.