A winter storm could bring several inches of snow to Maryland on Friday and Saturday, although Baltimore can expect to see less of the action.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Baltimore region from 4 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. They advise people to watch out for slippery roads and walkways as hazardous conditions could impact their evening commutes.
Winter Weather Advisories for snow are in effect for parts of the area beginning later today. For more details and the latest updates, please visit https://t.co/DtvXcTe0Qk. pic.twitter.com/Nap6HaLlPM
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) January 28, 2022
In Baltimore, precipitation is slated to begin around lunchtime Friday and could start as a mix of rain and snow due to above freezing temperatures, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service.
As the day goes on and temperatures fall, snowfall is expected to continue Friday night into Saturday morning, forecasters said.
In all, Baltimore could get 1-3 inches of snowfall, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa declared a Code Blue Extreme Cold alert for the city from Friday evening through Sunday morning.
Ahead of the “dangerously cold temperatures,” Dzirasa encouraged Baltimoreans to stay indoors and check on vulnerable neighbors.
Maryland’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has reported three cold-related deaths in Baltimore City so far this Code Blue Extreme Cold season, which began Nov. 15 and lasts through March 15.
For information about preparing for extreme cold weather and staying safe under such conditions, visit the city health department’s website.
If you have cold-related inquiries and service requests, or if you need to find a nearby homeless shelter, call 311 or 211.
The Baltimore City Department of Public Works is advising residents on how to prevent their water pipes from freezing:
❄️It’s going to be a cold weekend Baltimore! Please keep warm, and here are some tips to keep your water pipes from freezing this winter. pic.twitter.com/9PazMT24Gv
— BaltimoreDPW (@BaltimoreDPW) January 27, 2022