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.
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.