Records highs for today, January 12th could be tied or broken. Around dawn on Saturday we will have temperatures near 60 over parts of southeast Mass. and in the 20s in western Mass.
Showers are also likely this evening and the mercury will stay up there - in the low 40s overnight. "Buffalo, Cayuga, Cazenovia and Cattaraugus creeks are traditionally the most susceptible to ice jam flooding".
The high Thursday is expected to be around 32.
"Sunday there will be not much change in the temperature with a high of 54 and a low of 36", Platt said. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. This website is a valuable preparedness resource, with all of the latest information about river levels and road conditions, plus weather reports and other critical links.
Wednesday looks cold with snow ending.
The National Weather Service predicts that Sunbury will receive less than a half inch of new snow/sleet accumulation tonight and less than one inch of new snow accumulation on Saturday.
On Friday, a cold front is expected to move through.
The rain is forecast to continue through Saturday morning, and freezing temperatures could then turn the precipitation into a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow. Areas of blowing snow are expected after 2 a.m. Rain will become steadier in the afternoon and heaviest by Friday night with big puddles and torrential downpours for the evening commute.
Another frigid weekend is expected. Temperatures in the northeast region will only reach the low 30s and are not likely to raise above freezing.
The forecast over the next couple of days is somewhat complicated as two areas of precipitation move into New England.