January 17 2016 – A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for Talbot and Caroline Counties in Maryland plus Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware and southern New Jersey. This extends to 7 PM with a range of 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation. Also, roads are getting covered as the heavier snow has dropped the temperatures. Faith in the Flakes my friends. See timeline and more notes below.
Finally we broke the seal on the snow cap this winter! Now we need to consider that where it is heavy, colder, and sticking. Widespread snow has reached up from the south to include much of central Maryland and the Delmarva. This southern system still has the bulk of the energy passing south and east, which means southern Maryland, Eastern Shore, and Beaches get the most. The caveat is that temperatures were above freezing. This is why accumulation has been a tough question to answer. But the heavier snow has brought many areas down. At noon, Salisbury reports 32°F with “Heavy Snow”. At this point just getting coverage on the grass is visually pleasing. Snow is now overtaking the warmer pavement for stickage in some places.
Snow will stick farther north near metro Baltimore. I would plan for less than 1 inch there, but enough to make the ground white and some roads slick.
See notes and snow amounts below the radar simulation slider.
Note the moderate to heavy snow passing south and east of Baltimore.
Also- Snow showers will arrive this evening with arctic air. Temps will drop back into the teens and lower 20s by Monday morning.