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March 1, 2006

Slippery tonight

Rain and lingering cold in parts of Maryland could spell trouble for late-night (or early-morning) motorists tonight as a storm system moves in from the Ohio Valley. The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for the northern tier of counties, from Harford west to Allegany. Normally colder valleys may be especially vulnerable.

Heading north? There are winter storm watches and warnings up for eastern Pa., northern N.J. and the NYC area. That means 4 inches of snow or more. Click here.

Things should warm up here in the morning - at least enough to erase the ice threat. And the rain will cease. But it won't be anywhere near the balmy 65 degrees forecast earlier in the week. The cold air to our north has lingered more than forecasters expected, and the warm weather to our south will stay there, holding temps here to about normal for this time of year - mid-to-upper 40s in the daytime, 20s at night.

But once we're clear of the rain tomorrow, the sun will come out, and stargazing should be good for the weekend. And forecasters seem confident that the coastal low that's expected early next week will not push far enough north to affect our region. If it does, cold air here could mean frozen precipitation.

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This site is the Maryland Weather archive. The current Maryland Weather blog can be found here.
Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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