The January thaw will be accompanied by drenching rain and the risk of flooding Saturday afternoon and night around Boston.
Unfortunately for fans heading to Foxboro, Mass., Saturday evening, it looks like another game to be played in windswept rain. Thunder and lightning may accompany the rain in some areas.
In addition to the potential for urban flooding and travel delays during Saturday is the risk of ice jams farther north and west.
Temperatures will reach unseasonably warm levels during the storm, especially Saturday evening.
In the wake of the storm, it will turn cooler, but not colder immediately. This is because the source of the air moving in Sunday will be from the Pacific Ocean.
Some sunshine will accompany the mild air on Sunday. However, strong winds gusting past 40 mph could cause some delays at airports in the Northeast.
Colder air will return in stages next week with the first not due in until Wednesday or Thursday. The timing of which will depend on the development of a storm nearby that could bring snow.
A train of storms will continue to deliver rain to the Pacific Northwest with one particular storm this weekend likely to be the strongest of the bunch.
A major storm centered on Christmas Eve will affect the Midwest and East with strong winds, areas of heavy snow, wind-swept rain and thunderstorms.
With many winter storms lined up, snow will create a wintry setting for Christmas in some areas.
Several fast-moving storm systems will bring unsettled weather to the British Isles and northern Europe this week.
Residents of Seattle and western Washington will want to keep rain gear handy as wet weather continues to move through the region.
Conditions will turn dry for San Francisco this weekend and last into next week.
Ice storm; 1.9" ice on ground. Ice remained on ground until January 4th. Springfield, Illinois had 3.63" precip. $21 million damage.
Washington, D.C. (1932)
12.0" of snow - biggest Dec. snowstorm.
Watertown, NY (1951)
34" of snow from lake effect storm.