The difference between a winter storm watch and warning

Posted at 10:44 AM, Jan 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-06 10:44:26-05

Winter storm watches and warnings have been issued for several southeastern Maryland counties this weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, there’s a distinct difference between the two weather alerts.

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.

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Caroline, Queen Annes and Talbot Counties are currently under a winter storm watch through Saturday at 6 p.m.

Somerset, Wicomico and Worchester Counties are under a winter storm warning through Sunday at 1 a.m.

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