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From shorts to snow: Winter weather is on the way

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 11:03:51-05

The saying goes: If you don't like the weather in Baltimore, wait until tomorrow. 

Precisely!  If you are not a fan of  the sunshine and temperatures in the 60s and 70s in winter, just wait until tomorrow. Literally, tomorrow the snow will arrive, along with temperatures in the 30s. 

An area of low pressure will ride up the eastern seaboard tomorrow bringing snow to the area by Thursday morning. It will start as rain then switch to snow as the cold air begins to wrap into the system.

RELATED: Baltimore area forecast

Timing: The rain/snow will arrive between 3 and 4 a.m. and linger until around 11 a.m. There may be another snow band/squall that moves in later in the day/evening just in time to affect the evening commute.

Impacts: Rush hour will be affected. There may be some school delays/closings.

Amount: The potential for up to six inches is possible farther north and east. With that said, the ground is really warm. We have had two days in the 60s and one day in the 70s leading up to this event. Any snow that falls at the onset of the storm will melt on contact with the ground, which will cut down on snowfall totals. There will be more accumulation on grassy surfaces. When it is all said and done, three to four inches of snow is possible.

Stay tuned for the latest updates on this storm!

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