Snow on the way Saturday – could local sports be affected?

We know what you're thinking: "Come on, it's not even November! The kids aren't even trick-or-treating yet!"

Sorry, no trick here: The National Weather service is calling for snow in the Baltimore area Saturday.

Specifically, rain and snow are in the forecast during the day (high of 43 degrees, north winds of 6 to 9 mph), with a 100 percent chance of precipitation. The snow is supposed continue into the night, mainly before 8 p.m. (low around 33 degrees, north winds 13 to 15 mph), with an 80 percent chance of precipitation.

What this means for local sporting events remains to be seen. The forecast calls for less than an inch of snow accumulation, so we're unlikely to see any Ice Bowls, but there's plenty going on Saturday.

The Maryland football team plays host to Boston College at Byrd Stadium at 3 p.m. It'll be interesting to see how fans show up to a cold, wet, snowy game between a pair of struggling teams — the Terps (2-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) and Boston College (1-6, 0-4). From a football perspective, the teams could be dealing with a pretty slippery field. Let's see whether the Terps don all-white uniforms and their white turtle-shell-patterned helmets to blend in with their surroundings. (Our guess: probably not.)

A bit north and a few hours later, Towson, looking to improve to 4-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association, takes on Delaware in a big game at Johnny Unitas Stadium. It's a 7 p.m. start, so snow could still be falling well into the game. Here's our prediction: The Tigers get a career game from junior wide receiver Erron Banks, earning him the nickname "Snow Banks" for his heroics on the wintry field. We'll pause while you marvel at our cleverness.

On the high school level, No. 2 Calvert Hall is scheduled to play at host No. 8 McDonogh at 1 p.m

Check for weather updates throughout the weekend.

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