National Weather Service warns of freezing rain, sleet, snow


"During the course of a couple of hours, the temperature is going to drop about 20 to 30 degrees". Rain is expected to end in the early afternoon, but a quick drop in temperatures could lead to sleet.

Here's what forecasters are saying.

The warm spell that embraced Delmarva late last week and melted most of the snow from the snow bomb cycle is over, and snow enters Delmarva's forecast once again.

A dense fod advisory is in effect for much of the NY metro area and all of Long Island through 4 a.m. Saturday.

New ice accumulation tonight could be less than a tenth of an inch in the Sunbury area tonight, the agency added.

The record high on Friday was recorded at around 3:36 the Hudson Valley Regional Airport, formerly Dutchess County Airport, in Wappingers Falls. Meteorologist Sarah Wroblewski said she expects the warning to be extended toward the coast as the cold front moves east.

The MBTA is also making accommodations for heavy rain and potential flooding concerns.

Most spots will get close to an 1″ of snow
Most spots will get close to an 1″ of snow

After the rain moves out, the NWS says "acolder air mass will move in Saturday night through Sunday night as Canadian high pressure builds".

The system is expected to exit the region Friday night.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with rain changing to a wintry mix. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Tuesday should see sunny skies with a high around 10. Patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 49 by 5 a.m. Low around 36. South wind 6 to 10 miles per hour.

There's a 20 percent chance of snow after midnight on Saturday along with increasing clouds and a low around 11 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. At least the wind will become lighter. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch are possible. By 9-10 am the rain will be over.

Counties along the OH and Mississippi Rivers are expected to get a tenth of an inch of ice or less.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 27.

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