Maryland snow: Several inches of snowfall possible Tuesday, Winter Storm Watches issued

Winter Storm Watches have been issued for counties in northern Maryland early Tuesday morning. 

Winter Storm Watches are in effect for Carroll County and Frederick County, plus several areas in the western Maryland Panhandle and parts of West Virginia from 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning until 1:00 p.m. Tuesday. 

Winter Weather Advisories are up as close as Northern Fauquier, Loudoun, Northern Montgomery, Frederick, and Howard counties. Winter Storm Warnings are up in the western Maryland Panhandle and parts of West Virginia.

"A quick transition to snow could lead to several inches of accumulation in [the] watch region," says FOX 5 Chief Meteorologist Tucker Barnes. 

Cold air is expected to mix on the backside of overnight rain in the region. 1 inch to 3 inches is possible across northern Maryland, according to the National Weather Service. 

Whether it is rain or snow, FOX 5 meteorologist Mike Thomas says it should exit by the later morning hours from west to east, and by lunchtime we should be dry with even some sun breaking out from west to east. Highs should then rebound into the 40s.