Rain, Flooding, Possible ‘Flash Freeze’ into Christmas Weekend

Rain, Flooding, Possible ‘Flash Freeze’ into Christmas Weekend

Some parts of the country are expected to get buried in a ‘bomb cyclone’ moving through the Northeast. As for the Capital Region, we’ll get the precipitation, but more in the form of very heavy rain instead of snow.

The National Weather Service says the downpours will begin Thursday night and go into Friday. As much as 3 inches of rain could fall in the Capital Region. Strong winds are also expected to accompany the storm – some parts of of Northern New York are already under a High Wind Watch, where gusts could reach 60 mph.

To add to the craziness of the weather, temperatures on Friday will rise into the 50’s, before significantly dropping back into the 20’s on Saturday.

With the heavy rain and temperature drop Friday night into Saturday, this could cause a ‘flash freeze’ over the area, where roads could become iced over. Strong winds are also a concern Saturday with potential dangerously cold wind chill temps.

It should be noted, if you plan on traveling to other parts of the country, some areas are expected to get hit hard, which could impact travel on a major scale.

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