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Weather Alert: Snow, Arctic Blast Head for Maryland

The morning and evening commute Tuesday will be impacted by snow, says the The National Weather Service.

Snow is expected to impact morning and evening commutes in Maryland Tuesday.|Photo credit: Deb Belt
Snow is expected to impact morning and evening commutes in Maryland Tuesday.|Photo credit: Deb Belt
The National Weather Services has issued a winter storm watch for Maryland and much of the region, effective 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday, with an arctic front expected to bring below-zero wind chills back into the area.

A winter storm watch means that significant snow is expected and may impact travel. 

There's a 100 percent chance of snow Tuesday, with accumulations of 5 inches or more possible. The heaviest snow is expected late morning through the afternoon on Tuesday. 

An arctic front will drop temperatures down into the teens Tuesday. North winds around 10 mph to 15 mph are also expected, with gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon and evening hours. 

Roads are expected to be wet and slippery. According to NWS, the "combination of snow and blowing snow will reduce visibility to one-half mile at times," making traveling on roadways sometimes dangerous on Tuesday.

There's a 60 percent chance of snow before 11 p.m. Tuesday. It will be cloudy overnight, clearing gradually with the arctic front bringing in freezing temps in the single digits with wind chills of 14 to 18 below predicted in some areas. 

If snow does fall, it will likely stick around for awhile. Bitterly cold temperatures will continue into Wednesday, with highs in the teens. Highs may reach the mid 20s on Thursday and Friday, though lows in the teens are predicted overnight. 

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