Today will be cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible after 2pm. High near 68; low around 59. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 76 and a low around 65. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am. High near 78 and a low around 65.

We have published a special “thank you” to the community, volunteers and donors from Northern High School After Prom Committee.

The DNR has released the 2019 planned hydrilla treatment schedule for Deep Creek Lake. In case you need to know, Hydrilla is a fast-growing aquatic invasive plant that scientists first found in the lake in 2013 and have been treating with a herbicide each year since 2014.  The herbicide treatment takes place each summer — for an overview of 2019 treatment locations and plans, including other information related to the treatment process, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xX5sM. The first treatment is scheduled for June 3.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds drivers that it’s common to find eastern box turtles, snapping turtles, painted turtles and red-eared sliders on the road this time of year. If you need to help a turtle cross the road, check for traffic and move the turtle in the direction it was traveling, until it is safely out of vehicle lanes. Do not move the turtle to the side it started from or far away from where it is found. Read more.

Today is the last day to enter the drawing for two Celtic Festival tickets! Scroll down to Thursday’s notes see the details of the contest!

A reminder that Garrett County Public Utilities may be flushing fire hydrants in McHenry today.

Lastly, we have A LOT of events and entertainment going on this weekend — check the calendar for the details on birding, End of the Line Bookstore, the rabies clinic, a fishing rodeo and more! Be sure to wave if you see Mike or I out and about this weekend!