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Winter returning with freezing rain in northern New England

14 January 2018, 12:42 | Ross Houston

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Sleet snow possible as arctic front moves through Big Country

As of Thursday afternoon, Skow said temperatures had already dropped to 16 degrees with a wind-chill reading of minus 4 degrees.

Today's National Weather Service forecast: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. and a 90 percent chance of rain.

Overview: A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from Friday morning until Saturday morning, for most of the ABC 36 viewing area. Drive with care and anticipated deteriorating travel conditions early this morning.

By 11 p.m. or midnight Thursday, the freezing rain switches over to snow.

There could be some blowing snow as winds are expected to hit 20 miles per hour late Wednesday and into Thursday. As it does, temperatures will drop, and an icy mix of sleet and freezing rain will develop. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

By 9 p.m., the weather service expects it to be just 25 degrees at O'Hare.

Forecasters are calling for about 1 or 2 inches of snow, and around a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation before Friday morning. Day, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 8. Low around 38. South wind 7 to 9 miles per hour.

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The mercury will dip into the single digits and teens tomorrow night and the wind chill will likely dip to zero or below! North northwest wind 5 to 8 miles per hour.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.

Sunday night's forecast is a low of 28, warming to 32 degrees Monday but back down to 26 degrees Tuesday night and 24 degrees Wednesday.

Day, snow showers. High near 21. The good news is that the precipitation will be coming to an end by midday Saturday so there shouldn't be much chance for any significant ice or snow accumulation. Ice and snow accumulations are expected to be highest across northeast OH and northwest Pennsylvania, the service said.

Tonight: Rain likely, mainly after 3 a.m.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.

The low Friday will be about 17 degrees by 6 a.m. Around dawn on Saturday we will have temperatures near 60 over parts of southeast Mass. and in the 20s in western Mass. Saturday night has increasing clouds with a low of around minus 1.

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