Fog, rain moves in as state warns of 'flash freezing'

Jodi Kodesh's AM Forecast for

A 30 percent chance of snow was expected before 9 a.m. Friday with a forecasted high of 26 degrees and wind chill values between five and 13 degrees.

There is a slight chance for snow or rain on Sunday while the high will be about 38 degrees.

Today's rain is expected to transition into a wintery mix around midnight and into snow later. Rivers and streams could see sudden rises in vicinity of these ice jams. There could also be localized dense fog and a risk of flooding.

As warmer temperatures help melt large snowbanks and heavy rain moves into the area, flooding is becoming a rising concern for homeowners in the Bay State.

"So the No. 1 hazard we have here is, what we call, a "flash freeze" across roadways".

"This unusual change in temperature can be unsafe this time of year, as ice on roads and in waterways melt, and in order to ensure the safety of residents and travelers, I have directed state resources to be ready in advance for whatever Mother Nature brings our way", Governor Cuomo said. Conditions are expected to improve later in the day. The wind chill reading will be minus 2 to 8, and a north wind will be 5 to 9 miles per hour.

Rain, sleet, heavy snow, and freezing rain are all possible Friday night into Saturday morning. Skies will be partly sunny with southwesterly winds up to about 17 miles per hour.

Snow totals were projected to be lower along the Ohio River south of Ohio County and into central West Virginia with a couple of inches of snow and then to less than an inch possibly in Charleston and Beckley.

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