Hazardous weather conditions expected in the Valley over the next two days

Sleet snow possible as arctic front moves through Big Country

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The short break in winter-like weather in northern New England is over, with the return of cold temperatures starting this weekend.

A wintry mix of freezing rain following by snow is expected following the passing of a strong cold front on Thursday, the National Weather Service in Tulsa said.

Temperatures were expected to climb to the 20s Saturday and not leap above the freezing mark of 32 degrees until Monday. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

The timing of the snowfall may affect road conditions Sunday and Monday morning activities and commutes as roads become slick, according to the weather service.

Warmer temperatures coupled with the chance of freezing rain could cause flooding this weekend, especially in western NY, according to the National Weather Service.

Tonight's forecast calls for snow to fall mainly after 1 a.m., with a total nighttime accumulation of about an inch being possible.

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During this time, heavy rain is expected to overspread the region Friday afternoon and evening - continuing at times into Saturday morning.

Twin Counties residents may have enjoyed Thursday's and Friday's spring-like warm weather after the arctic cold, but winter is coming - back.

The Weather Service is forecasting conditions for a flash freeze for the Genesee Valley and Northern Finger Lakes, including Livingston County, as most likely between 3 and 6 p.m. Southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour.

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.

North winds of 20 to 30 mph will lead to rapidly plummeting temperatures during the morning hours. Skies will be partly sunny with southwesterly winds up to about 17 miles per hour.

DE is expected to be partly sunny with highs in the high 20s Monday. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 49 by 5 a.m. Saturday will bring temperatures down to 65 degrees and mostly sunny skies.

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