Due to a lack of precipitation, eastern parts of Frederick County are now in a moderate drought, and western parts are listed as abnormally dry, according to the National Weather Service website.
Friday night, expect partly cloudy skies and a low of 37, the weather service said. Wind gusts are forecast to reach 35 miles per hour Monday and continue through Wednesday. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Kent County is expected to see about 3 inches of snow, while New Castle County may see close to 9 inches, forecasts show. A blizzard occurs when winds are sustained at 35 mph or more for more than three hours and visibility is reduced to less than a quarter mile, Gaines said.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning which remains in effect from 7 a.m. Tuesday March 14 to 5 a.m. Wednesday March 15. Temperatures will drop to around 20 degrees by the late evening. The winds crank up as the pressure difference between the tightly wound Low Pressure (that impacts us) and High pressure that'll build in from the Central US. Additional lighter snowfall will persist through Tuesday night.
Higher elevations could see up to 30 inches, the service said.
Monday's storm shortened the school day for Novi students. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent.
Tuesday Night - Snow showers likely, mainly before 10 p.m.
"The heavy snow combined with increasing wind gusts from the north-northwest at 25 to 35 miles per hour will produce near-blizzard conditions with significant blowing and drifting snow", officials said.
Wednesday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
A mix of snow, sleet and rain left many roads across the D.C. area an icy mess Tuesday morning, closing several of the region's school districts.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 44. Power outages are likely.
The sustained winds could knock down tree limbs and power lines, possibly causing power outages in the area.