Rain expected Tuesday, Thursday and Friday


- After a brief respite from one of the most brutal cold-spells in Chicago history, the bitter cold, freezing rain, sleet and snow are coming back. However, according to reports, the resulting melting snow could result in potential major flooding in certain areas, particularly in communities situated along the coastline, although flood alerts are in effect for interior areas of Long Island as well.

Monday night, the low will be around minus 1 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.

Little snow accumulation is expected. That means any standing water from the heavy rain and snow melt will turn to ice. "Especially in places with poor drainage, it's something to be aware of".

Friday is a 22News Storm Team Weather Alert Day with the main concern being heavy rain that could cause street and stream flooding. Ice changes to snow.

He said Clinton County Emergency Services is ready for whatever the upcoming severe weather event brings. Unsafe travel conditions will develop along area roadways.

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Saturday will see highs only in the 20s for Northwest Oklahoma, according to NWS, before they rebound into the 40s Sunday.

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. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Though the snow is predicted to stop Thursday night, the National Weather Service says winds are predicted to stay around 15 to 20 miles per hour until midnight, then drop to five to 10 miles per hour. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Patchy fog after midnight.

The mercury will dip into the single digits and teens tomorrow night and the wind chill will likely dip to zero or below!