By Greg Hambrick and Jennifer Donatelli
Updated, 8:45 p.m.: With weather forecasts predicting a 100 percent chance of snow Tuesday—up to 5 or more inches—Howard County Public Schools have decided to turn this three-day weekend into four days off for the kids.
Howard County Schools will be closed for students and staff Tuesday, due to the weather forecast. Students were set to be off Tuesday for a teacher development day, but officials canceled that Monday, according to the HCPSS website.
Only AFSCME emergency employees report to work in accordance with procedures established by their supervisor or assistant manager.
The system’s curriculum information session scheduled for Tuesday at Oakland Mills High School will be postponed to a later date, officials announced on the website.
Liberal leave is in effect for all county employees Tueday, County Executive Ken Ulman announced on the Howard County government website.
There's a 100 percent chance of snow Tuesday, with accumulations of 5 inches or more possible. The heaviest snow is expected late morning through the afternoon on Tuesday.
An arctic front will drop temperatures down into the teens Tuesday. North winds around 10 mph to 15 mph are also expected, with gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon and evening hours.