2 p.m. Monday: The Snow Emergency Plan has been lifted in Cecil County.
5 p.m. Sunday: Forecasters now see evidence of cold damming, which will mean more snow and ice because the cold temperatures are sticking around longer.
The Snow Emergency Plan was put into effect at 5 p.m. in Cecil County meaning no parking on snow emergency routes. Motorists are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads so snow clearing equipment can do its job.
11 a.m. Sunday: Northern Maryland Weather Buffs give a little better news on the storm, with less wind and ice now forecast.
"Ice totals are expected to be a little lower and winds should be less as well," the local weather team reports. No more than 3 inches of snow is expected across Cecil County,
"Snow moves in between 3 and 5 p.m. and moves from southwest to northeast," they reported Sunday morning. Snow will be moderate to heavy and first with the mixed precipitation starting as early as 7 p.m.
Ice coating of a tenth of an inch will be followed by a half-inch of rain and temperatures above freezing, although intermittent snow flurries are possible throughout the day Monday.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 1 a.m. Monday and a Coastal Flood Watch will be in effect from 4 a.m. Monday until 1 a.m. Tuesday.
2 p.m. Saturday: The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory to go into effect 1 p.m. Sunday until 1 a.m. Monday.
The NWS office in Sterling, Va. is forecasting 1- to 3-inches of snow will fall and ice will accumulate up to 1/10th of an inch. Driving conditions Monday morning will be hazardous.
CECIL COUNTY — As if single digit temperatures overnight were not bad enough, forecasters watching an approaching winter storm say the current track indicates a heavy snow will be followed by a coating of ice.
Kurtis Eller with Northern Maryland Weather Buffs said Friday night that indicators are the storm is tracking away from the coast.
"Right now we have a more inland storm, which is bad for ice," Eller said.
He expects the storm to begin Sunday afternoon with six hours of moderate to heavy snowfall.
"After that, a switch to heavy mixing with a quarter inch of ice before the rain starts," Eller said.
Most of Cecil County and surrounding areas will see as much as four inches of snow. More than 24 hours out, Eller said this storm still has the opportunity to change its track. An easterly move would deliver more snow and less mixing of precipitation.
On top of all this, Eller said, is the wind. Look for 30- to 40- mile per hour sustained winds with gusts of 50- to 55- mph. This also means wind chills in the minus degrees at night when coupled with air temperatures around 12 Friday night and 9 on Saturday.
Because of this polar express the Cecil County Health Department and Department of Social Services put out a Freezing Weather Advisory through Jan. 16 to make shelter space available for those in need. The advisory also warned about the dangers of frostbite to exposed skin.