The differences between winter weather warnings, watches and advisories

Posted at 8:21 AM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 17:35:19-04

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.

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