As temps rise, forecasters warn of flooding, then more wintry weather

Wintry mix expected through Friday morning

The National Weather Service says rain will begin Friday night and will transform briefly into freezing, rain, sleet and snow on Saturday as colder temperatures return. Conditions are expected to improve later in the day.

Friday's temps are predicted to fall to around 20 degrees by 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Precipitation started today in the form of rain that is expected to drench the region this afternoon and evening, with a 100 percent chance of rain through the night, according to the weather service. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches combined with snow melt and possible ice jams may result in localized flooding.

Friday, widespread, steady rain takes over as temperatures gradually fall from the 50s and 40s into this afternoon with a south wind gusting up to 30 miles per hour.

A Flood Watch is in effect for Connecticut Friday into Saturday afternoon for the potential for poor drainage flooding, urban flooding and possibly river flooding too. We dabble with subzero temps again Sunday night, with daytime highs Sunday and Monday around 10°.

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A low pressure system is expected to move across the state Friday afternoon and into Saturday, which will bring rain to most of the state.

"People should expect travel conditions to range from poor to extremely hard from Saturday to Saturday night in the storm's wake", according to AccuWeather's senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

You can see live weather updates via the National Weather Service and other Twitter sources below.

FRIDAY: Cloudy with rain.

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