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The weather today will be rain or freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain. High near 37 and a low around 34.

Saturday will be rain before 2pm, then rain and snow. High near 40 and a low around 29. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

Sunday will be snow showers mainly before 7am. High near 32 and a low around 24. West wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

By authority of Maryland State Police McHenry Barrack, and Maryland State Highway Administration, the Snow Emergency Plan is In Effect for Garrett County, Effective 0900 hours, Friday, December 13, 2019.

The following State Highways in Garrett County have been designated Snow Emergency Routes:

Interstate 68                    Maryland Route 38                   Maryland Route 495
U.S. Route 40                   Maryland Route 39                   Maryland Route 546
U.S. Route 50                   Maryland Route 42                   Maryland Route 560
U.S. Route 219                 Maryland Route 135                 Maryland Route 669

Angela Faye’s view at Deep Creek Lake, MD:

Angela Faye at Deep Creek Lake, MD

It’s Wisp’s opening day! The lifts will be open 9am – 9pm today and the Mountain Park will offer Snow Tubing and the Mountain Coaster from 1pm – 8pm. Here’s the first chair photo (courtesy of the Wisp and just like a first day of Kindergarten photo!)

Wisps First Chair at Deep Creek Lake, MD 2019-2020

The Garrett College Wildlife Club is selling 2020 calendars for $10 each featuring wildlife photos that were taken by the Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology (NRWT) students across the country. All proceeds support the Wildlife Club; contact Kevin Dodge at 301-387-3328 or kevin.dodge@garrettcollege.edu.

Check out all of the events and entertainment this weekend; here’s a few:

Tonight is the Ugly Sweater Christmas Party at Pine Lodge Steakhouse — from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Live Music, Door Prizes, Ugly Sweater Contest, Drink Specials and more!

Tonight is also the Wine Pairing Evening at The Manor Steakhouse; reservations please 240-488-1104

Garrett County’s High School Robotics Team 1629, GaCo, will celebrate National Hour of Code week by hosting its twelve annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) qualification tournament at Northern Garrett High School on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Fourteen teams from Garrett County will be competing for top spots to advance to the Maryland State FLL Championship. As with all FIRST Robotics competitions, the tournament is free and open to all. During the day, teams will be competing with their EV3 LEGO…

The Oakland Express at the B&O Museum is a free event for children ages 4-9. Crafts, Snacks, and Santa! Reservations are required – (301) 334-2691.

The Garrett County Adolescent Wellness Group of the Garrett County Health Department is requesting help to identify needs in our community through a survey. Only available for adolescents or parents/guardians of 6th-grade level or higher students; it should take 1-3 minutes to complete.