With forecasts warning of a potentially snowy, rainy and icy Saturday, a number of Carroll County weekend activities and services were canceled Friday.
Brenda Bowers, Carroll County Public Schools communications coordinator, announced in a Friday afternoon email that all school system-sponsored activities for Saturday were canceled. Non-school system sponsored activities at school facilities were also canceled, she wrote.
All Carroll County Recreation and Parks activities for Saturday were also canceled, the county government announced through Twitter on Friday, and the Carroll Transit System’s Westminster TrailBlazer will also be closed on Saturday. The Hap Baker Firearms facility, meanwhile will be closed Saturday and Sunday.
Carroll County Public Library announced Saturday that all branches will close early, at 1 p.m. And the county announced the Northern and Hoods Mill landfills will also close at 1.
National Weather Service meteorologists on Friday predicted potential snow or ice Saturday morning, possibly changing over to rain by midday. Forecasters had noted that parts of Carroll County, especially in northern areas, could get as much as two to three inches, but on Saturday morning they lowered that estimate to one to two inches.
"There’s definitely still some wiggle room between close to nothing and 2 or 3 inches,” National Weather Service meteorologist Ray Martin told The Baltimore Sun.
Snowfall or no, the storm system is expected to usher in lower temperatures, with highs of 30 degrees down to lows in the 20s, over the following week, according to forecasts.
Baltimore Sun reporters Jonathan Pitts and Scott Dance contributed to this article.