Winter weather alerts have been issued throughout Maryland through Tuesday.
According to the National Weather Service, there’s a distinct difference between Warnings, Watches and Advisories.
A Winter Storm Warning brings a high chance of heavy snow, sleet or ice that could significantly impact the area.
Winter Storm Watches carry a medium threat of snow, sleet or ice. A watch indicates a storm is possible, but not necessarily expected.
Winter Weather Advisories mean periods of light snow that could cause slick conditions on the road. Drivers should use caution.
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Baltimore City, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Kent and Frederick Counties are under a winter storm warning through much of Tuesday.
Anne Arundel, Caroline, Prince George’s, Queen Annes and Talbot Counties are under a winter weather advisory through Tuesday afternoon.