Rain, cold - and more snow? Dramatic weather changes coming
- Author: Arturo Norris Jan 13, 2018,
Jan 13, 2018, 10:49
While the low temperature Friday will be around 32, Saturday's low will only be around 10.
In addition to snow, cold weather returns Saturday. We will have partly cloudy skies with highs in the teens and 20s.
Kurt Schwartz, the director of MEMA, said street flooding is likely in some spots, caused by ice dams or storm drains that have not been dug out, leaving no place for the water to go. A period of moderate to locally heavy rain will also move through the area Friday into Saturday. There is even a chance for a thunderstorm in parts of the state.
And, forecasters said significant snow is likely later Friday into Saturday, replacing all the snow, and then some, that was lost during the brief thaw.
The first wave could produce an inch or so of rain. "Travel will be icy and unsafe, especially Saturday morning". Be prepared for heavy rain into the evening commute as highs soar into the mid to upper 50s.
An area of unseasonably mild weather will arrive in New England on Thursday.
Friday will be a mess with heavy rain and widespread fog.
A glaze of ice is expected to occur followed by snow. The highest totals are ikely over southeastern MA. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding.
A FLOOD WATCH is in effect for the entire state from this morning through midday tomorrow. In these situations, there can always be precipitation falling that end up freezing and causing slick driving.
Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m., then a slight chance of rain between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m.
As the temps fall, rain will change to mixed precipitation before changing to snow. Colder temperatures are on tap starting on Sunday.
"There is another cold front that is supposed to come into the region probably Monday night into Tuesday", Platt said.