The Mess: Heavy rain tonight, heavy snow Thursday
Heavy rain overnight will lead to flooding / standing water in low lying areas. In total more than two inches of combined melt-water and rainfall will be released. Temperatures fall from 50 in the early morning Thursday, to the 20s by Thursday afternoon. The rapid cool-down brings concern for anything wet to freeze. The rapid cool-down also has boosted snow potential. The entire area is in the heavy snow zone, like at least six inches likely. A burst of heavy snow is likely Thursday afternoon, a high impact for the evening commute. Temperatures plummet to the lower teens Friday morning, the snow ends around midnight, but there will still be slick impacts.
The weekend is fair and quiet, cold Friday and Saturday but another warm-up Sunday. There could be more melt-rain-flood concerns next week.
Tonight: Rain and wind. Low 34.
Thursday: Rain ending in the morning, snow starting in the afternoon. Heavy after 3:00 PM Temperatures in the 30s fall to the 20s by afternoon.
Friday: Clouds clearing. High 24.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 26