Turbulent Stretch Of Weather To End With Flash Freeze Saturday

Nellie Chapman
January 12, 2018

Temperatures throughout the day are expected to be in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

I know everyone is talking about the potential snow for Saturday but we can't just skip over the rain for tonight and Friday.

While no major accumulations are expected, the precipitation could affect travel conditions in some areas, forecasters said. After several days of cold temperatures around Christmas, The Salvation Army set out a notice saying it's "in desperate need" of volunteers, blankets, sheets and paper products such as cups, plates and napkins for the coming cold snap. The combination of the high temperatures and rainfall is going to erode a lot of snow cover in a short time.

Between the rainfall and melting snow, flooding may be a problem in places.

When these ice jams develop they impede the flow of the river or stream and it causes the water to back up upstream and flood the stream or river basin.

The watch is in effect from 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday afternoon.

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The snow melt will pick up some steam on Thursday with temperatures near 50 degrees.

Saturday's forecast is calling for scattered snow showers with temperatures in the low 20s. A clipper type system will quickly approach for Tuesday into Wednesday.

The cold air will bring with it a wintry mix and possible snow on Friday for parts of north Alabama. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. The wind chill will be between minus 1 and 9, with a north wind of 8 miles per hour, according to the weather service. The advisory lasted until 3 p.m. Southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Rain can fall heavily on the morning drive, so roads will be wet and slippery for you on your drive to work on Friday morning. Widespread fog. High near 58. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Rain and mixed precipitation are in the forecast for New England through Saturday.

Localized light snowfall accumulations near the shoreline are expected, with perhaps as much as 2 to 4 inches, mainly over Port Huron.

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