Winter returning with freezing rain in northern New England

Winter returning with freezing rain in northern New England

Friday's rain storm: When will it start and end, how much rain and where will flooding take place?

Thursday brought freezing rain and snow to Lawrence, and road conditions led to two single-vehicle rollover accidents Thursday morning, according to Sgt. Kristen Channel of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Winter Weather Advisory (Saturday): Hampden, Hampshire & Franklin Counties on Saturday 5AM-4PM. Highs on Saturday will be 20 to 30 degrees lower than today's highs, and will likely be reached early in the day with temperatures holding steady or falling through the day. That cold air could result in some snow and mixed precipitation across the region late Friday night and into Saturday morning. "However, the combination of the ice buildup and moderate sleet and snow accumulations will create risky conditions".

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The high will barely get above freezing at 34 on Saturday, followed by a low of 13 into Saturday night. The cold front will come through this evening.

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.

Just a week after Blizzard Brody dumped a foot of snow in some communities, milder temperatures have it melting in time for Friday's wet weather. These spots are switching over to snow from midnight to daybreak Saturday as a "flash freeze" occurs. We will have partly cloudy skies with highs in the teens and 20s. There will be some lingering snow showers on Thursday.

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