Another big storm is headed this way this weekend — but for now it is expected to be mostly rain along the coast and a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain inland, according to a National Weather Service hazardous weather outlook.
With the potential for one to two inches of rain, coupled with melting snow from the recent blizzard, the storm could lead to flooding if it rains more than snows. Winds during the storm, which is expected to last from Saturday to Sunday, could be 31 to 39 mph with gust of 46 to 57 mph, according to some forecasts.
“There is still quite a bit of uncertainty for this event though and variations in the track and magnitude as well as timing will lead to changes in precipitation amounts and type,” according to the weather service.
While Thursday is going to be another cold, windy day, it is expected to warm up before the storm arrives this weekend. Thursday’s high is expected to be 30 with winds up to 33 mph.
Friday’s forecasted high is 36 with light winds. Friday night, however, it is expected to get down to around 29 with a little rain and snow.
More rain and snow is expected Saturday morning as the high gets to 37 and winds pick up a bit. As of Thursday morning, forecasts were calling for a half inch to a three-quarters of an inch of rain here on Saturday night.
The low is expected to be 30 that night with another half to three-quarters of an inch of rain.
On Sunday, there is a chance of more rain and snow before 10 a.m., then all rain as the storm moves out of the region. Sunday’s high is expected to be around 38.