Storm looking warmer
The latest runs of the National Weather Service's supercomputers are now suggesting this week's storm will take a more northerly track than previously forecast. That means it will draw in more mild air from the south and push the rain/snow line closer to Baltimore.
Prognosticators are now saying there is a stronger chance that, while Baltimore will see snow Tuesday, it may mix with, or turn to freezing rain or rain as the storm progresses. That would hold down snow totals. Here's the afternoon discussion from Sterling.
Meterologist Jeff Warner, at Penn State Weather Communications, told me this afternoon that some mixed precipitation is in the cards for Baltimore.
"I do think you'd go over, probably, to some sleet and actually some rain as well there in Baltimore. Not far to your west, though… farther back into the cold air, there will be quite a bit of snow," he said. He added this storm will produce 10 inches or more in some locations. But probably not for Baltimore.
That said, AccuWeather's snow hawk Henry Margusity is sticking to his snow-guns. Ignore the models, he says.