Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Watch For Flooding Friday, Freezing Rain Saturday

Watch For Flooding Friday, Freezing Rain Saturday

Nights will dip into the 20s and low 30s, which means cold weather shelters will open across South Mississippi.

By 8 a.m. Pittsburgh had received 1.49 inches of rain, shattering the 111-year-old rainfall record of 0.97 inches for this day in history.

Areas in west Kentucky will see between one-tenth and one-quarter inch of ice and an average of one to three inches of snow and sleet accumulation.

It's time to bring in the plants and pets again, as South Mississippi can expect colder days and frosty nights to return for the next week, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory is in effect until 11 p.m.

After a Thursday night of heavy rain and melting snowpack, flood warnings remained in effect on Friday morning for parts of Wood, Tyler, Ohio, Hancock, Marshall, Wetzel, Brooke, Monongalia and Marion counties.

Forecast: Heavy Rain And Rapid Melting May Lead To Flooding
Flood-prone areas prepare for Friday's heavy rain, melting snow

Freezing rain is expected overnight and early morning Friday. The National Weather Service advises people watch out for any sudden rises in water level of the course of the day.

Heavy rain is expected to move through Massachusetts Friday and persist into Saturday morning before a flash freeze triggered by dropping temperatures creates slick conditions on the roadways.

Closer to the coast, including around Bangor, a wintry mix of rain and freezing rain is expected, possibly changing to snow as precipitation tapers off Saturday afternoon.

According to AccuWeather's forecasters, Sunday will be sunny and 23, the high will hit 28 on Monday and on Tuesday will reach 34.

The day should have a high of 61 degrees with patchy fog and wind gusts as high as 23 miles per hour. Skow said temperatures won't warm up until Sunday. Winds 10-15 miles per hour will make it feel like 10-to-15 degrees.

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