A winter storm system headed toward Maryland could dump more than four inches of snow in central and southern Maryland but Washington County is expected to be largely spared of any significant snow accumulation, a National Weather Service spokesman said Wednesday night.
Although some light snow could fall in Washington County on Thursday afternoon, there is expected to be little or no accumulation, said Calvin Meadows, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va.
A weather system that passed through the Hagerstown area Wednesday morning was forecast to possibly leave up to an inch of rain in the area but the day’s precipitation total as of 8:02 p.m. Wednesday was O.53 inches, Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer reported on his website at i4weather.net.
The National Weather Service said there is a 30 percent chance of snow Thursday afternoon in Hagerstown and a 20 percent chance of snow in the city Thursday night.
The Hagerstown area forecast for the weekend is expected to be mostly clear with high temperatures ranging from 37 to 47 degrees, according to the NWS.
The Maryland State Highway Administration said Wednesday it was monitoring the storm that could affect central and southern Maryland. The highway administration said in a news release Wednesday that over the next 24 hours, crews will be preparing trucks, loaders and other equipment in anticipation of the storm.