Artic front moving through with a quick burst of snow

January 30, 2019

From the National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC

Artic front moving through with a quick burst of snow ...Gusty winds and falling temperatures...
 
At 1240 PM EST, an arctic front was crossing the region. The front will cross the Baltimore and Washington metro areas during the early and middle afternoon hours.
 
Along the front a quick burst of intense snow is likely. A quick snow accumulation of less than one inch is possible, mainly on grassy surfaces. Winds will gust up to 50 mph, and temperatures will fall 5 to 10 degrees. Falling temperatures and wet roads may create icy spots.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
Be prepared for areas of blowing snow. This could lead to temporary very low visibilities and the potential for dangerous driving conditions. If you are traveling and encounter adverse winter driving conditions, reduce speed and make sure headlights are on. Also be alert for icy areas after the front passes and temperatures fall.