If tonight’s possible 4 to 8 inch snowfall cancels school tomorrow, it will shorten Harford County Public Schools spring break

Map courtesy of Foot's Forecast

It’s kind of ironic. Every time the kids have an extended break from Harford County Public Schools this winter, the weather threatens to extend that break with the possibility of yet another snow day. Forecasters are calling for a late President’s Day snowfall of 4 to 8 inches overnight tonight. If the snow closes schools Tuesday, the district will shorten its spring break by a day and have school on April 20, according to a story in The Aegis. Foot’s Forecast is reporting that the snow should be starting any minute now (it was sleeting when I was out just now in Bel Air) and could drop 1- to 2-inches of snow per hour as “a low pressure system redevelops near the Virginia capes, and draws in colder air combined with very warm surface temperatures near the center.” They are comparing it to the January 26 “torrential snowfall” event. That’s the one that hit at rush hour and had unlucky drivers caught on I-83 overnight in Baltimore. The good news is that this one will hit after most people are already home from work and the snow should stop before daybreak. Temperatures are forecast to head up to 40 degrees by Wednesday, so hopefully, whatever falls won’t stay around for long.

Click here to read the Baltimore Sun’s weather story.