One batch of rain is expected to move across the region around midnight, early Friday morning, and a heavier batch is forecast to hit Friday night into Saturday morning.
An ice and storm storm is expected Friday and Friday night.
All eyes have been on the chance for rain, sleet, freezing rain, and snow Friday and Saturday. But as temperatures dropped below freezing and streets covered with snow and ice, there were people downtown who still had to work and find their way home in the hazardous conditions.
In short, this system could be anything from a light snow event moving quickly to a more impactful snowstorm for at least parts of the Northeast and New England. 4 p.m.: 23, wind chills in the teens.
A band of freezing rain Thursday night will last for about two hours, followed by sleet with some snow.
The Northeast will experience the heaviest snow-specifically in far northern NY, where as much as 16.8 inches of snow is expected to fall by Sunday.
Flooding is possible in the Northeast because of heavy rain and melting ice on rivers, the National Weather Service warned. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Scattered snow will continue to fall through Friday afternoon and should exit our eastern counties that evening.
Typical for the world of winter weather meteorology, there are a lot of aspects to this forecast that are not in focus yet.
Conditions are also right for black ice to form through Saturday, ranging as far south as Tennessee and as far north as NY.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam closed state offices Friday in West and Middle Tennessee due to the winter weather.
Until all that happens, it's going to be a warm and rainy day, with temperatures topping out in the mid-50s in the morning and dropping steadily toward evening. Bringing storm totals of 8 to 14 inches.