The National Weather Service upgraded its alert in Montgomery
County to a winter
storm warning, effective from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
A winter storm warning means "severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring," according to the National Weather Service. "Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous."
About 4 to 8 inches of snow are in the forecast for Bethesda and the surrounding area on Tuesday.
The winter storm warning applies to Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, St. Mary's and Calvert counties in Maryland as well as some parts of Virginia.
The weather service said people should not travel Tuesday during the warning period unless there is an emergency, and drivers should keep a flashlight, food and water in their vehicles if they must be on the road.
After Tuesday's snow, the weather service said "bitterly cold conditions are expected." Temperatures will be -13 with wind chill in Aberdeen Tuesday evening.
The earlier winter storm watch expired when the weather service upgraded its alert Monday afternoon to a winter storm warning.
Previous version published at 8:45 a.m. Monday: The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for much of the Baltimore-Washington area, including Montgomery County.
A winter storm watch means there is the "potential for significant snow accumulations that may impact travel," according to the weather service.
According to the National Weather Service, most will fall late Tuesday during the day and roads will be snow-covered and slippery. Winds will be blowing, which could reduce visibility.
And get ready for another arctic blast. The high will be 29 degrees Tuesday, with wind chills of -13, and falling during the day according to the forecast. Temperatures won't get above freezing until the weekend.
The storm watch is in effect from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday for Harford, Baltimore, Cecil, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Montgomery, Howard, St. Mary's, Charles, Talbot, Queen Anne's and Calvert counties in Maryland as well as some parts of Virginia.
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