National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning and Winter Storm Watch
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are in play. In this circumstance, gusty winds and low humidity for north-central Maryland could contribute to extreme fire behavior. The warning is in effect until 8 p.m. on Saturday. Expect strong winds of 20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH. The counties impacted include: Anne Arundel, Carroll, Central and Eastern Allegany, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Northern Baltimore, Prince Georges, Southern Baltimore and Washington.
The Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon. The NWS Baltimore/Washington office is expecting winter precipitation in the form of snow. There is a potential for accumulations of 5 inches or more. The highest totals are anticipated to be in the southern sections of the area.
The heaviest snow from the system will come into play Sunday night through early Monday morning. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 40s Sunday afternoon dropping into the lower to mid 20s Sunday night. Highs Monday will be in the lower 30s.
Roads may become snow covered and slippery. Travel may be dangerous.