A winter storm warning that was to be in effect until 3 a.m. Thursday for the Washington/DC region, including Howard and Carroll counties, has been cancelled, according to the National Weather Service.
In its place is a winter weather advisory until 9 p.m. Thursday.
The advisory says additional snow accumulations of one to two inches are possible through the evening, with temperatures in the low to mid-30s and wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour.
The advisory cautions motorists to be careful, as slushy and possibly snow covered roads, combined with near freezing temperatures, could cause icy roads.
BGE officials had announced they were mobilizing personnel to deal with potential power outages created by the winter storm, saying that this could have been the first “significant snowfall of the winter,” one that others have dubbed the “snowquester.”
As of 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, BGE was reporting less than 5 outages in Howard County.