The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Wicomico County, Somerset County, and inland Worcester County between 6 AM and Noon tomorrow. Just exactly what does that mean? Here’s the definition.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
Be careful driving tomorrow. Most accidents that occur during snowfalls are when the roads are lightly coated. A heavy snow will provide some traction. That will not be the case Wednesday, at least, until the transition to rain takes place in the early afternoon.
The big question regarding tomorrow morning is whether the snow will have already begun to fall, or will it hold off until everyone is at work and school? It is a tough call, but certainly some fairly moderate to heavy snow is likely to occur at some point in the morning. Many models now project snow showers overnight this evening.
Let me share with you the projection for 6 AM tomorrow morning from a weather model that I find to be reliable. Notice that it shows, at most, close to an inch in most of Wicomico County.
Here is the same weather model’s projection for Noon tomorrow. You can see how most of Wicomico County should see one to two inches of snow on the ground at that time.
While this snowstorm is NOT the big one, by any measure, I have lived on Delmarva long enough to know that not everyone knows how to drive in this type of weather. Please be cautious and, like all weather on the shore, just wait a few hours and it will change.
Tomorrow’s rainfall will ensure a wet mess on the roads and some areas of flooding by Thursday morning. By midday Thursday we’ll be basking in 60 degree temperatures, albeit under cloudy skies, with no hints of snow in sight….although you may need hip boots!
I will update the conditions early tomorrow morning.