All Howard County public schools will open 2 hours late on Friday amid a freezing rain advisory issued by the National Weather Service.
The freezing rain advisory is in effect until 9 a.m., after which temperatures are predicted to rise above freezing. The weather service urged caution during the morning commute.
The school system sent a message at 5:15 a.m. Friday, saying, "Morning pre-kindergarten and RECC programs are canceled. All morning programs, sponsored by the Columbia Association and the Department of Recreation & Parks in Howard County public schools, will be delayed 2 hours."