February 29 8 PM Update – As we close out Leap Year Day and look ahead to the first week of March, there are two things I need to address. Just so you don’t think I am a one trick pony, I know many of you need sunshine in your life. The upside of this new month is that is coincides with the first sunset of the year at 6 PM in Baltimore. The longer daylight and new month brings spring to the forefront, but winter is not done yet. We have two chances this week and if you have ready my recent updates, I have been trying to downplay them. Now it’s time to take this more seriously as the timing has changed. So the snow will take advantage of cold air in place, plus the earlier arrival overnight.
Before I get to the maps, here is the quick rundown this week:
- Tuesday: Still a quiet and mild start to March “In like a lamb”
- Tuesday Night: Rain
- Wednesday Morning: May end as wet snow. Some chance of stickage well west and north of the Bay.
- Thursday: Snow arrives around midnight
- Friday morning: Moderate snow, stickage with road impact near and west of I-95. Temps below freezing west of the Chesapeake.
- Friday: Lingering snow, but battling the higher sun angle. Wet roads likely.
The GFS Model is the most aggressive with the snow Wednesday morning. But note the freezing line well north and west.