AccuWeather is warning of a storm possibly bringing snow, power outages and coastal flooding next week.
A "substantial" winter storm could blow its way through Maryland by the middle of next week, according to the weather website AccuWeather. The website’s current forecast predicts a potential for rain that could turn into snow, with coastal flooding and power outages. “While the details are still uncertain, a larger, slower-moving and more powerful storm could slam the mid-Atlantic and New England with heavy precipitation, strong winds and above-normal tides Tuesday (Dec. 18) into Thursday (Dec. 20),” according to an email from AccuWeather. The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a chance of rain through the early part of next week, but doesn’t currently predict any snow for the area.
Electric company prepares for damage from winter storm to affect service.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, the main electric company for Anne Arundel County residents, said in a news release that they were preparing for the possibility of power outages associated with today's winter storm. The company advised that road conditions made hazardous by snow and ice could possibly delay efforts to restore power in the event of an outage. The company advised that any BGE customers who are dependent on electricity for medical needs should make alternate plans in anticipation of possible loss of electricity. BGE, a subsidiary of Constellation Energy, provides 1.2 million customers with electricity in Central Maryland. With as much as 4 to 8 inches of heavy, wet snow, and wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour anticipated…