Flood warning, winter weather advisory across southern New England


High temperature rising to near 55 by 10 a.m., then falling to around 40 during the remainder of the day.

In New Hampshire, state safety officials encouraged residents to clear drains, culverts and roofs of snow, ice and debris to prevent possible flooding and damage.

"Especially young children and those that are sensitive to cold temperatures, like the elderly, should definitely bundle up if heading outside in this cold weather", said National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Skow.

Tonight, the low will be around 8 with a wind chill reading between minus 2 and 3, plus a north wind of 7 to 9 miles per hour, according to the weather service. Lows will be around 40 degrees, with a south wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. Around dawn on Saturday we will have temperatures near 60 over parts of southeast Mass. and in the 20s in western Mass. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 33 by 5 p.m. Northwest wind 14 to 16 miles per hour. A total of 1-to-3 inches of rain with pockets up to 4 inches is expected.

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And, forecasters said significant snow is likely later Friday into Saturday, replacing all the snow, and then some, that was lost during the brief thaw.

"If it drops into the 20s tonight like they have predicted, we'll have black ice from the rain for sure", he said. Temperatures will drop from the upper 20's for tailgaters to the low 20's by the time that Pats are celebrating their victory.

Our next chance at snow comes next Tuesday. Lows Saturday night and Sunday night fall into the teens along the coast, and single digits across the interior.

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There is a chance for thunder overnight with heavy rain early Saturday morning before daybreak.

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Winds could gust up to 30 miles per hour.

The temperatures are finally above freezing, but the nasty weather is far from over. Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.

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