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Up to 6 inches of snow predicted for Bethesda area starting early Sunday

County’s northwest areas could get up to 7 inches

Montgomery County snowplow clears a Norbeck neighborhood on January 2019.

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Snow is expected to make an appearance in Montgomery County for two rounds in the next two days, according to the meteorologists.

Between 4 to 6 inches of snow is expected for the Bethesda area with the earliest chance of snow coming around 1 a.m. on Sunday.

Jeremy Geiger, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Saturday morning that the best chance of snow will be around between 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Sunday.

For northwestern areas of the county, more snow is expected — about 5 to 7 inches.

Geiger said the snow will appear in a “two-round event” with the first round coming early Sunday morning and continuing into the afternoon before it turns into a wintry mix.

A wintry mix is typically a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain. That mix will probably turn into freezing rain Sunday evening into Monday morning before transitioning back into snow Monday afternoon, according to Geiger.

That snow will continue into the evening and night and taper off Tuesday morning, he said.

In a Friday press release, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration wrote that crews are applying anti-icing treatment to the roads into Saturday morning.

Once the snow begins falling, crews will deploy up to 387,000 tons of rock salt and 2,700 pieces of equipment across the state.

Briana Adhikusuma can be reached at briana.adhikusuma@bethesdamagazine.com.