Heavy snow is expected and accumulations could reach 4-6 inches. However, the main concern for winter weather will hold off until this evening. If the storm swings further north than expected it could include rain and sleet mixed with the snow. Temperatures should dip to freezing in the Triad after 8 p.m., while areas to south may briefly dip to near freezing for a few hours a little later. Major cities such as Indianapolis, Cincinnati and St. Louis have been told to prepare for "significant snowfall" - at least 7 inches in some neighborhoods.
"We're prepared; in fact, we just received 1,400 tons of salt this week", Clinton County Engineer Jeff Linkous said Friday, adding that crews and nine trucks would be out clearing snow and putting salt down over nine routes when the time came.
With at least two inches of snow in the forecast for Harford County and four to eight inches predicted for central Maryland this weekend, the school system made the announcement Saturday.
Freezing rain is possible Sunday in York, Chester and Lancaster counties, weather officials said.
We should clear out by the time we get to Monday afternoon but highs will be chilly into the mid to upper 30s and overnight lows in the low to mid-20s.