Heavy rain, plunging temperatures may produce flooding, then ice

In Hancock and Washington counties, the flood watch extends from Friday afternoon though Sunday morning.

The Modesto Irrigation District reported that more than half of an inch of rain had fallen in downtown Modesto on Tuesday.

On Saturday, a sudden drop in temperatures beginning in mid-morning threatens a flash freeze, causing potentially treacherous driving conditions along with an icy glaze from freezing rain and sleet, followed by a topping of snow, perhaps several inches.

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Central Pennsylvania is now in the middle of a flood watch and will begin a winter weather advisory tonight. Ice changes to snow.

The heaviest of the rain is expected Friday night through Saturday morning. In western mountains and in northern ME, from roughly Dover-Foxcroft and Lincoln north, between a couple of inches and half a foot of snow could fall Saturday after the changeover from rain the night before.

Well, Friday is the day.

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Before dealing with any wintry mix, most of New Jersey will be seeing batches of rain, which could be heavy at times, forecasters said.

A Flood Watch is in effect for Connecticut Friday into Saturday afternoon for the potential for poor drainage flooding, urban flooding and possibly river flooding too. The snow will taper to snow showers Saturday evening.

It looks like the cold weather is back once again. Partly cloudy skies on Monday with increasing clouds.

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Meanwhile today, a strong Arctic cold front is chasing down that rain from the northwest. There will be some lingering snow showers on Thursday.


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