TRACKING: Flood Watch, Winter Weather Advisory issued for region

Sleet snow possible as arctic front moves through Big Country

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But whether or not this will happen in CT is a wildcard.

The storm clouds are expected to hover over Staten Island through Saturday morning.

Any standing water in the parking lots or on the roads early in the day will have turned to ice. The rain could be heavy at times. So far, the 105 year old record of 57 was broken at Noon, by 1 degree (the temp could go higher) for the Greater Hartford area.

Unseasonably high temperatures - projected to reach 60 degrees or higher on Friday - combined with rain may cause issues in flood-prone areas of Nassau and Suffolk, reports say. By 9-10 am the rain will be over. But a bigger concern will be the rapidly falling temperatures. The good news is I don't expect a prolonged period of freezing rain leading to significant icing. The arctic airmass, with temperatures in the 20s by the middle to late morning, will to lead to a flash freezing of precipitation that falls earlier in the day. Clouds will break for some sun Saturday.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy skies and snow flurries are possible, with a high temperature of 19 degrees. As a clipper type low move in, we'll have clouds, snow showers and cold temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday.

From a blizzard to a rain to snow.welcome to winter in New England!

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Friday will be a mess with heavy rain and widespread fog. Any sidewalks and roadways left untreated may become icy, fast.

"Heavier snowfall rates of 1"/hour are possible before and around sunrise, adding up to a total 6-12" by Saturday afternoon.

Saturday looks to be partly sunny in Maryland, with highs in the mid 40s.

MONDAY: Sunny start then increasing clouds.

The weather will also revert back to freezing conditions this weekend, with no more 50-degree temperatures on the horizon for a while. Timing and intensity still a question at this point.

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